The Unending Tragedy Of A 5-Year-Old Who Drowned In A Pit Latrine

James and Rosina Komape. In 2014, their 5-year-old son, Michael, fell in a pit latrine at school and drowned.

It was a school toilet in South Africa. The boy’s death in 2014 sparked a national outrage. The debate about potentially dangerous toilets is still simmering today.

(Image credit: Krista Mahr for NPR)

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