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Two dengue deaths within nine days in Elphinstone

Residents of the area have been complaining about the rising dengue cases in the area, which they attribute to the Dadar fish market next door

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Two dengue deaths within nine days in Elphinstone
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Two residents of neighbouring housing societies in the Elphinstone Road area died of dengue within nine days. While a 31-year-old man lost his life on Tuesday morning, a 11-year-old boy passed away nine days before that due to dengue. Residents of the area have been complaining about the rising dengue cases in the area, which they attribute to the Dadar fish market next door.

Ashok Maskar, president of Swaraj Society, where residents are falling ill due to dengue, said, “Since May, we have been complaining to the corporator but haven’t got any positive response. The BMC staff hardly visits the area for fogging. We face mosquito breeding problems.”

A resident from Sundarnagar society, where the 11-year-old boy died due to dengue, claims that two more residents had got dengue. Vinod Lokhande, a former secretary of the society, said, “The BMC staff inspected breeding spots and water tanks, and do fogging.”

Ramakant Biradar, assistant municipal commissioner of G-North ward, said, “We have been doing regular check-up and setting up medical camps. There is no rise in the dengue cases.”

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