Foul floodwaters sickening people in Kashmir, some dying for lack of basic equipment, doctors say Add to ...

September 17, 2014 9:41 AM

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Doctors in the flood-ravaged Himalayan region of Kashmir said Wednesday that they were seeing outbreaks of gastroenteritis among people crowded into shelters after their homes were inundated two weeks ago.

Patients were also dying due to a lack of basic medical equipment, Dr. Tariq Ahmed Tramboo said. Many hospitals were engulfed when the floods swamped more than 80 per cent of Indian-controlled Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar.

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