HARARE – 10 people have reportedly died after cholera broke out in Zimbabwe’s capital city , Harare. This is after they are believed to have drank contaminated water.
Harare city council, has for a number of years failed to supply its suburbs with water. As a result, residents have had to rely on other options in order to get water, such as; drawing water from wells and boreholes.
A pipe burst is believed to have been the main cause of the contamination of water. Poor hygiene, water quality and waste disposal in densely populated areas remain a major issue.
Clemence Duri, Harare city’s health director said more than 300 people had been hospitalized after contracting the waterborne disease which causes severe diarrhea and dehydration. The outbreak was first reported on Friday.