Foul stench in rebel-held east Ukraine as war hits water treatment

March 18, 2015 6:21 PM

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DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Fighting in east Ukraine has interfered with water treatment, producing a foul stench from the taps that aid workers say could bring health risks.

"The water has gone bad," said Raisa Prilipko, head of a Donetsk orphanage that gives shelter to 21 pre-school children. "We remove sediment and boil water, we filter it to minimize any risks to the children's' health."

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