Diarrhoea kills flood victim

NEPALGUNJ: Diarrhoea claimed one life in the flood-hit Gangapur area today. The deceased has been identified at 55-year-old Kani Godiya.

Her five-year-old daughter Sudha and three-year-old daughter Asha are undergoing treatment in a local health post. Their condition is said to be critical. Ram Bahadur Chand of District Public Health Office, however, said he had not got details about the outbreak since most health workers were on leave. Diarrhoea cases have also been found in Phuletekra and Kachanapur villages. A medical team had returned from the area before Tihar. Meanwhile, diarrhoea patients have been increasing at Bheri Zonal Hospital in Nepalgunj. Hospital sources said cases of diarrhoea, typhoid and pneumonia were on the rise.