Baby dies after falling into open pit latrine in Aweil West
AUTHOR: Deng Madit Ador | PUBLISHED: September 7, 2022
A traditional pit latrine
A 2-year-old child has died after falling into an open pit latrine in Aweil West County, Warrap state.
The latrine was still under construction in Marol Akoon village.
The body of the child was recovered by the mother and some neighbors.
Lual Khamis Lual, an administrator at Nyamlel Primary Health Care Center said the boy was rushed to the hospital, but was already dead.
“The mother of the victim said she went to kitchen and left the child playingg in the compound, after she came back she found the child had disappeared. She called out but there was no response from the child, that is when the neighbors joined in search. They later found the child in the latrine,” he narrated.
Khamis advised the public to keep their children safe and cover all open pit latrines.