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Latur woman dies after standing in water queue for hours

Last updated on: May 04, 2016 12:06 IST
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IMAGE: Women wait with their containers to collect water in drought-hit Latur, Maharashtra. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

A woman died in Maharashtra’s Latur district on Tuesday after standing in a queue for hours to fetch water.

Kevalbai Kamble had been standing in a queue to fetch water from a borewell at Atola village in Chakur tehsil for over two hours when she collapsed, a local police official said.

She was rushed to the government hospital at Latur but was declared dead on admission.

In the drought-hit Beed last month, 11-year-old Sachin Kengar died while he was trying to get water from a well near his village.

In the parched district, it was one of the many deep wells in which water had mostly dried up and pooled at the bottom.

Also last month in Beed district, 12-year-old Yogita Desai died after making five trips to a water pump near her home.

She had been unwell for days with dysentery but was forced to go out in 42°C heat to get water from an almost dry hand-pump.

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