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Event Type Water Contamination - Adulteration - Other  Date Time 2020-09-14 09:35:00 
Country ZW  City Epworth 
Latitude -17.898  Longitude 31.160 
URL https://thezimbabwedaily.com/news/509326-epworth-residents-turn-to-pool-of-death-for-water.html     
[thezimbabwedaily.com] ZIMBABWE - Epworth Residents Turn To Pool Of Death For Water

"HARD-PRESSED Epworth residents, a dormitory town 15km east of Harare, have turned to the heavily contaminated “Pool of Death” for water as they have no other choice after being let down for several years by the local authority."

"The name, Pool of Death, was derived from several bodies found floating on top of the water body — some of them murder victims while others drowned while fishing.

So dire is the situation that many people are now drinking water from the pool, risking contracting water-borne diseases such as cholera, typhoid and dysentery."

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