Eight women die after surgery at sterilization 'camp' in India

November 11, 2014 8:31 AM

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BHUBANESWAR India (Reuters) - Eight women have died after undergoing sterilization surgery at a government-run "camp" in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, state officials said on Tuesday. Ten more women who also had the procedure were in serious condition.

The women fell ill on Monday after having laparoscopic tubectomies two days earlier at a so-called family planning camp at a village. Such camps are held regularly in Chhattisgarh and other Indian states as part of a long-running effort to control India's booming population.

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