At least eight more persons including three children who were displaced by the Koshi floods and taking shelter in various government run camps in Sunsari and Saptari district, have died of high fever and diarrhea in the past 24 hours.

The Himalayan Times quoted Sunsari District Police Office as saying that five-year-old Nitesh Kumar Kamat and Mohamad Usman, 50 - both Haripur-8
residents - died of fever in Sunsari on Sunday. Babita Rai, Jasira Khatun, Sitadevi Hindawal and Taphail Khan of Haripur-2 had died of dysentery Saturday night.

Two other children - Taphejul Khan and Khusbu - who had come to Koshi colony in Bhardaha of Saptari to take shelter from Sitapur village of India, died due to diarrhea on Sunday.

According to the daily, the death toll from flood related diseases stands at 36- 25 in Sunsari and 11 in Saptari.

The government is running health centers in the relief camps in Sunsari and Saptari districts, with medical teams sent by the Health Ministry working to save the lives of people down with various communicable disease including dysentery, diarrhea, fever, pneumonia and cold.

However, health workers warn that diarrhea is gradually turning into an epidemic in the camps due to poor sanitation condition of the displaced people and lack of enough toilets.

They are also complaining of low quality food being distributed under World Food Program and lack of clean drinking water, worsening the condition at the camps.