Rescuers have been working tirelessly in search of more than 100 people, still buried in the debris of shattered homes after a major landslide occurred in Malin village near Pune on Wednesday morning.
So far, the rescue workers have pulled out 51 bodies from the debris which include 22 women, 23 men and six children.
Mass cremation of the bodies will take place in the crematorium, which was built by villagers themselves.
"This new crematorium has opened to a mass cremation. What can be worse than the fact that the same people who built it were cremated there?" Mahadu Mawale, sarpanch of Asane village, told The Times of India.
On Thursday, around 31 bodies were cremated and more cremations will take place in the days to come as the death toll is expected to rise, Vijay Gabale, a villager, told TOI.
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