OKARA

Two minor siblings died of cholera while several others affected by the disease were hospitalized here on Saturday.

Rescue sources said that cholera broke out in Goggera Town of Okara, affecting dozen of people, especially the children.

Two siblings identified as five-year-old Ali Abbas and three and a half-year-old Ayesha died of cholera while dozen of people were hospitalized. Rescue sources said delay in providing treatment resulted in the death of the two siblings.

The health and rescue authorities have urged the people to shift the affectees to hospitals without any delay to save precious lives.