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UP: Girl dies of pneumonia in Shamli relief camp

india Updated: Jan 29, 2014 15:44 IST
Shamli riot relief camp

A four-year-old girl has succumbed to pneumonia at a private relief camp in neighbouring Shamli district, officials said on Wednesday.

The victim, Suhana, living in Malakpur village camp, contracted pneumonia due to prevailing cold conditions sweeping the region and died on Tuesday, Superintendent of Government Health Centre Charan Singh said.

Suhana and her family were displaced from Mohamdpur village to Malakpur.

A five-month-old baby girl had succumbed to pneumonia in a relief camp at the same village last week.

Meanwhile, a 48-year-old woman, Shakila, also died on Tuesday after falling ill due to cold yesterday in a shelter in Shahpur village in the district, officials said.

She was displaced from her native village Kakda and was earlier living in a Shahpur relief camp with her family, the officials said.

She had vacated the camp and shifted to a shelter in the same village last December, they said.

Official said a team of National Commission for Minorities yesterday held a meeting here?with the district authorities over rehabilitation of riot victims.

The Commission has expressed concern over the delay in the arrest of the accused in riot cases, who were found involved in riots by the Special Investigation Team.

It also directed the authorities of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts for rehabilitation of riot victims.

34 children living in relief camps had died in riot-hit areas of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts between September 7 and December 20 when the winter chill was increasing.

While 12 children had died in the camps, the remaining 22 had died in hospitals or nursing homes where they were taken for medical care.

Over 60 persons were killed and more than 40,000 displaced in communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in September last year.