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Egypt town blames state for blighted water

Government neglect cited after hundreds hospitalised from drinking contaminated water in Menoufia.

    Hundreds of people in the Egyptian town of Menoufia have fallen ill after drinking contaminated water. 

    As patients with similar symptoms - including severe vomiting and diarrhoea - fill hospitals, many locals say the government is not doing enough to provide proper treatment for those affected. 

    Experts are seeking the cause of the contamination, but the problem reflects years of neglect for basic infrastructure across the country.

    Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from the northern town of Menoufia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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