Photos: Delhi morgue shows carnage after riots

Families of the dead wait outside the mortuary of Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, where most of those injured in the violence in north-east Delhi were taken for treatment. Fire officials said at least 79 houses, 52 shops, five warehouses, four mosques, three factories and two schools had been set ablaze between Monday and Thursday morning. On Friday, the death toll from the communal riots in north-east Delhi rose to 42.

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A man peeks through the gate of the mortuary to the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Delhi. Some sobbed quietly in the corner and others sat catatonic with grief as bodies wrapped in white shrouds were wheeled in and out of a hospital mortuary in northeast Delhi. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

A man peeks through the gate of the mortuary to the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Delhi. Some sobbed quietly in the corner and others sat catatonic with grief as bodies wrapped in white shrouds were wheeled in and out of a hospital mortuary in northeast Delhi. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

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People gather outside the mortuary at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. The scenes captured the grim aftermath of the worst communal violence to hit India’s capital in nearly three decades. At least 42 people died and more than 250 were injured over three days of rioting, according to a report. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

People gather outside the mortuary at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. The scenes captured the grim aftermath of the worst communal violence to hit India’s capital in nearly three decades. At least 42 people died and more than 250 were injured over three days of rioting, according to a report. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

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Stretchers seen outside the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. Delhi had already been a hot spot in deadly protests that swept across India after the parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Act in December. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

Stretchers seen outside the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. Delhi had already been a hot spot in deadly protests that swept across India after the parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Act in December. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

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A man who's brother was killed waits outside the mortuary at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. A two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court upbraided the city’s police for not controlling the mobs and directed officers to ensure safe passage of ambulances to hospitals. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

A man who's brother was killed waits outside the mortuary at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. A two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court upbraided the city’s police for not controlling the mobs and directed officers to ensure safe passage of ambulances to hospitals. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

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People gather outside the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital mortuary in Delhi. Rohit Solanki, 24, said his family had been waiting for the results of an autopsy for nearly two days before it could collect the body of his older brother Rahul, who he said was shot in the neck minutes after he stepped outside to buy some milk. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

People gather outside the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital mortuary in Delhi. Rohit Solanki, 24, said his family had been waiting for the results of an autopsy for nearly two days before it could collect the body of his older brother Rahul, who he said was shot in the neck minutes after he stepped outside to buy some milk. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

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Sunil Kumar, medical superintendent at the Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, speaks to media outside the hospital's emergency ward in Delhi. Kumar said that at least 30% of those injured had gunshot injuries and an equal number suffered blunt force trauma. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

Sunil Kumar, medical superintendent at the Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, speaks to media outside the hospital's emergency ward in Delhi. Kumar said that at least 30% of those injured had gunshot injuries and an equal number suffered blunt force trauma. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

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A woman peeks through the gate to the mortuary at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Delhi. On Wednesday, Modi called for calm and said police and other agencies were working “to ensure peace and harmony.” Ajit Doval, national security adviser said that the violence was under control and police were doing their jobs, Press Trust of India reported in the early morning hours on Thursday. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

A woman peeks through the gate to the mortuary at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Delhi. On Wednesday, Modi called for calm and said police and other agencies were working “to ensure peace and harmony.” Ajit Doval, national security adviser said that the violence was under control and police were doing their jobs, Press Trust of India reported in the early morning hours on Thursday. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

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People seen outside a casualty ward at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Delhi. Mohammed Imran said he had been waiting at the morgue nearly 48 hours after his 32-year-old younger brother Mohammed Furqan bled out from a bullet wound to the leg. Imran said the violence appeared pre-planned, as the police failed to act while outsiders with guns entered a neighbourhood where Hindus and Muslims had long coexisted peacefully. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

People seen outside a casualty ward at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Delhi. Mohammed Imran said he had been waiting at the morgue nearly 48 hours after his 32-year-old younger brother Mohammed Furqan bled out from a bullet wound to the leg. Imran said the violence appeared pre-planned, as the police failed to act while outsiders with guns entered a neighbourhood where Hindus and Muslims had long coexisted peacefully. (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

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An ambulance enters the gate to the emergency ward at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. Most of those waiting at the morgue said the violence had abated in their neighbourhoods for now, but tensions remained high. “We are afraid,” Imran said. “Who can say what will happen tomorrow.” (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

An ambulance enters the gate to the emergency ward at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. Most of those waiting at the morgue said the violence had abated in their neighbourhoods for now, but tensions remained high. “We are afraid,” Imran said. “Who can say what will happen tomorrow.” (Prashanth Vishwanathan / Bloomberg)

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