- 45-year-old collapsed while waiting in queue for water from a borewell
- Rushed to hospital, she was declared dead on admission
- Two teenagers died last month in Beed district under similar circumstances
LATUR, MAHARASHTRA: A woman died after standing for hours in the queue for water in Maharashtra’s drought-hit Latur, police said.
Kevalbai Kamble, 45, had been standing in line for over two hours at a borewell in a village when she collapsed in the intense heat. She was declared dead at a government hospital.
Last month, an 11-year-old boy died when he slipped and fell into a deep well while getting water for his family in Beed district. Before thatm 12-year-old Yogita Desai died of a heart attack after making five trips to a water pump near her home in the district. She had been unwell for days with dysentery but was forced to go out in 42 degrees Celsius heat to get water from an almost dry hand-pump.
Many deep wells in parched Beed have mostly dried up and pooled at the bottom.