Last year I got these two assignments for Bloomberg in India. It’s so shocking that things like this still happen in 2014. Both of these ended up being included in the series that won the Asia Society Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia
What’s Killing the Children in Jadugora, India?
“For years, these desperately poor people living in scattered villages in the shadow of these mines have been tormented by a mystery: What’s causing the wasting diseases that are deforming and killing so many of their children?”
Check out the full report by by Rakteem Katakey, Rajesh Kumar Singh and Tom Lasseter here
Toxic Pool Creeping Across India Kills Thousands of Kids Day by Day
“One by one, children began to die, often in agony and exhibiting similar symptoms: convulsions, burning pain in the extremities, nausea, vomiting, fever and diarrhea. By the end of 2011, parents buried 53 of them in this forested hill country village.”
Full report by Rakteem Katakey and Rajesh Kumar Singh here