ZIMBABWE CHOLERA DEATH TOLL RISES

Officials in Zimbabwe have declared a health emergency in the capital, Harare, after the death toll of people infected with cholera rose to 20, news agency Reuters reports.
At least 2,000 people have been infected after drinking contaminated water.
It came about after burst sewers contaminated water in boreholes and open wells, which are used by residents of Budiriro and Glenview suburbs, Health Minister Obadiah Moyo said.
The BBC reports that Harare city council has struggled to supply water to some suburbs for more than a decade, forcing residents to rely on water from open wells and community boreholes, Reuters reports.
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