Seventh boy dies from circumcision

p("NEWS 24, Capetown, South Africa, Tuesday, 27 June 2006."); head("'These boys are dying'"); p("Cape Town - An Eastern Cape boy has died after complications following a botched circumcision in Port St Johns, bringing the death toll to seven since the start of the initiation season two weeks ago."); p("Eastern Cape health department spokesperson, Sizwe Kupelo, said the boy died on Monday due to complications after the procedure."); p("Another boy, from Ngqeleni near Mthatha, faces possible amputation."); p("These boys are dying but are not supposed to die," said Kupelo, urging the community not to wait until the eleventh hour before reporting suspicious practices."); p("He said seven illegal surgeons have been arrested. Two were released due to a technicality, but could possibly be recharged."); p("One of the two was being sought in connection with the death of the Port St Johns boy, said Kupelo."); hr(); Citation:

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