Contaminated water blamed for outbreak of disease that has left 200 dead

Lakshman Dharam Pagi lies in the doorway of his home, unable to move, a victim of a gastro-enteritis outbreak which, together with malaria, is reported to have killed almost 200 villagers in the Thane district, 100 miles from Bombay, in the past three months. Doctors blame the deaths on contaminated drinking water.

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