Bangladesh

6 die of diarrhoea in Bandarban, at least 200 affected

Six people have died of diarrhoea and at least 200 were affected in last three days as the disease is spreading rapidly in Kurukpata union in Alikadom upazila of Bandarban, reports our correspondent quoting the chairman of the union.

The deceased are Mandom Mro (50), Rengsang Mro (43), Ramdon Mro (40), Kaiyan Mro (36), Tumlot Mro (35), and Janorung Tripura (35), said Kratpung Mro, chairman of Kurukpata union.

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Six people from remote Manrum Para, Menu Para and Sonabi Para of Kurukpata union died of diarrhoea in last three days, said the chairman, adding that at least 200 people of the union were affected.

Dr Aung Swi Prue Marma, civil surgeon of Bandarban said, they have sent a medical team in Kurukpata union to provide primary treatment to the affected people.

Further information of the union's diarrhoea situation will be updated once their team return tonight, the civil surgeon added.

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