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Aerial view of Shivaji Nagar. Author provided

How Mumbai’s poorest neighbourhood is battling to keep coronavirus at bay

Ishita Chatterjee, University of Melbourne | The Conversation Informal settlements are experiencing a greater surge in COVID-19 cases than other urban neighbourhoods in Mumbai, India. Their high density, narrow streets, tight internal spaces, poor access to water and sanitation leave residents highly vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus. One of Mumbai’s poorest and most underdeveloped neighbourhoods, Shivaji Nagar, is one of three ...

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Illicit liqour| Photo: WNS

Hooch tragedy in Mumbai : Death toll crosses 100

The death toll in Mumbai’s hooch tragedy has crossed 100 with latest estimates pointing to 104 dead and 40 more hospitalized. The tragedy took place at the Laxmi Nagar slum in Malwani on Wednesday night when some people consumed locally-produced liquor at a bar in Malwani area. The next day, several people were rushed to hospital for methanol poisoning. While this ...

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