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There are snapping turtles in the Ganges meant to eat up all the dead bodies

For religious beliefs, for lack of money, and for having nothing better to do with them, Indians dump a lot of corpses into the Ganges.

Even the flesh-eating turtles released in the Ganga to munch the dead bodies have failed to make any significant impact. Released into a stretch of river at Varanasi in the late 1980s, poaching may have accounted for a better part of their promised appetite.

From Pratie Place, via Reddit.

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