A post-mortem of some deceased Bulawayo residents has shown that they succumbed to typhoid amid claims that the water by Bulawayo City Council is not safe for drinking.
Reports suggest that three children in Bulawayo’s Luveve suburb have since died from diarrhoea after drinking unsafe water pumped by the local government authority.
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Meanwhile, BCC Health Services director Dr Edwin Sibanda said following complaints from residents they had collected water samples from the area and swabs from residents that had diarrhoea and sent them to the laboratory for testing and were awaiting the results.
The local authority issued a statement on Friday saying samples collected from municipal sampling points in the same area had satisfactory water quality.
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