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Nigeria child mortality due to pollution-related illnesses rises

The deaths of children in Nigeria from pollution-related illnesses are on the increase. And oil operations in the Niger Delta region are being blamed.

The deaths of children in Nigeria from pollution-related illnesses are on the increase.

And oil operations in the Niger Delta region are being blamed.

Researchers say 16,000 infants died in 2012 - but that figure continues to grow with greater contamination of food, air and water.

Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Nigeria's Delta region.

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