Thursday, September 22, 2005

Delmas, South Africa - Police fired rubber bullets at protesters who are calling on the government to improve sanitation conditions in the town as they suffer through a typhoid epidemic. Residents believe that the use of buckets and latrines contaminated the water supply and sparked the outbreak. So far 4 people have died but hundreds are sick. The demonstrators had surrounded a government building where several officials where trapped until the police assault.