Three Hone students allegedly die of typhoid

Three students from Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka have allegedly died of suspected typhoid forcing students to boycott classes.
Students claimed that a first year student named Moono Mungala and another student from Botswana hostel were among the three students who have died of suspected typhoid within two days.
The students complained of poor sanitation and demanded that the college be closed for two weeks to avoid more loss of life because the environment was not conducive for habitation.
College authorities have however denied any deaths but have promised to make a decision after meeting all heads of department.
One student died in 2010 and another one in 2012 of suspected typhoid and the government had promised to put up more boreholes to improve water supply but the situation has not improved. The college has had no running water in student hostels for close to two weeks now and students have been depending on bottled mineral water for drinking.
Just a few days ago Mulungushi University in Kabwe was closed after students protested due to lack of water.

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