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Toxic Pool Creeping Across India Kills Thousands of Kids Day by Day

Death crept without warning to the mud huts of Jogaeal in central India. One by one, children began to die, often in agony and exhibiting similar symptoms: convulsions, burning pain in the extremities, nausea, vomiting, fever and diarrhea. By the end of 2011, parents buried 53 of them in this forested hill country village occupied mostly by subsistence farmers and day laborers.

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