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Muzaffarnagar: child dies in private relief camp

PTI  Muzaffarnagar, December 23, 2013
First Published: 15:30 IST(23/12/2013) | Last Updated: 15:41 IST(23/12/2013)

A three-year old child has died reportedly due to cold in a private riot relief camp in neighbouring Shamli district, an organiser said on Monday.


Uves, died on Sunday due to cold at Manna Majra village under the Kairana police station, Kari Alemgir, organiser of the camp, said.

Incidentally the death took place on the same day when Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi visited government relief camps in Shamli, Alemgir said.

Earlier, three children had also died due to cold in the camp during last few days, he said, adding that around 90 displaced families are living at the Majra village camp.

On Sunday, Rahul Gandhi made an unannounced visit to the riot-hit areas of Muzaffarnagar district during which he hit out at Uttar Pradesh government alleging the conditions in relief camps were "very bad".

More than 60 persons were killed and over 40,000 displaced in communal violence that had broken out in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in September this year.

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