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Americans and other developed nations around the world have taken sanitation and electricity for granted for more than 100 years. Yet, many underdeveloped countries, such as India, still do not have either and live under kerosene power and are forced to defecate outdoors.
The death toll from flood waters in the east Indian state of Bihar continues to rise. Emergency officials say at least 65 people have died because of rising flood waters from a burst dam on the Kosi River. That's 10 more victims than reported earlier this week.
PATNA: Taking note of the health hazard caused due to impure drinking water in the flood-affected areas, the health department has come up with an innovative idea to ensure the purification of drinking water sources in theaffected areas.
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