Several Chinese nationals have shared their concern over a fog which has engulfed Wuhan, fuelling fears the death toll inside coronavirus-hit China is higher than what has been reported
Clips appear to show Wuhan engulfed in a mysterious haze which residents say has “come out of nowhere”.
The strange videos have sparked concerns the fog is actually smoke from crematoriums burning coronavirus infected bodies “24 hours a day”.
Several Chinese nationals have shared their concern to social media suggesting the death toll could be “unthinkably higher” than reports if incinerators are running all day.
One woman wrote on Twitter: “Everyone knows the seriousness, but at this time, I can only express it here!
“The crematoriums of major funeral homes in Wuhan currently working 24 hours!
“Before, it was only half a day to open the stove! Even in special circumstances, it is only a full day shift!”
While a second said: “Incinerators are running 24 hours a day.
“It takes 1-3 to incinerate a body, that’s burning 112-336 bodies A DAY!
“Death toll is definitely unthinkably higher than what’s been given.”
Residents have also expressed concern over the air pollution in city which hasn’t dropped below Wuhan’s annual average since last week.
According to the World Air Map Wuhan’s pollution level is at “dangerous” with highs of 121 AQI, despite the fact the city has been in lockdown for over a week.
The party have banned funerals and burials to speed up the disposal of bodies and stop the spread of the virus further.
Chinese officials have confirmed at least 426 deaths inside the country with the first death outside mainland China reported in the Philippines.
But speculation about the accuracy of the official toll surfaced after Wuhan resident Fang Bin was arrested for filming inside the city’s hospital.
Bin’s footage showed piles of bodies inside Wuhan’s Third Hospital with medics throwing body bags into the back of a bus.
In the clip, Bin counts over 8 body bags inside the truck with more thought to be inside.
Doctors in hazmat suits can be seen trying to save victims throughout the video.
Bin was arrested but later released by police who confiscated his computer and confessed he was “afraid” to get arrested again.