The water authority in the Gaza Strip has urged people to boil their drinking water to avoid the spread of disease. The authority said Israel's blockade had delayed essential supplies, including chlorine, and there was now a risk of water being contaminated. The authority said the situation could lead to a health disaster to Gaza's 1.5m inhabitants.
The Coastal Municipality Water Utility issued the warning in radio and newspaper advertisements, blaming Israel for the absence of equipment and chemicals for treating water. It said there had been no deliveries of chlorine through the Israel-controlled goods crossing since 21 January.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Gaza issues toxic water warning
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