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Suspected dengue death sparks stir

Residents of Melapalayam blocked road after a 5-year-old boy allegedly died of dengue fever here on Wednesday.

Published: 25th April 2013 10:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th April 2013 10:58 AM   |  A+A-

Residents of Melapalayam blocked road after a 5-year-old boy allegedly died of dengue fever here on Wednesday.

Sources said that Mohamed Abdullah (5) son of Mohamed Aliappa, Methamarpalayam at Melapalayam, was suffering from fever for a few days and was admitted to a private hospital in Melapalayam. He died in the early hours of Wednesday. Residents alleged that the boy  died of dengue and staged a protest condemning the poor sanitary condition in the area

On information, Mayor Vijila Sathyananth rushed to the spot and held talks the protesters.  Following assurance from the Mayor that steps would taken to improve sanitary conditions, the protest was withdrawn. However, health officials denied that the boy died of dengue.



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