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Poor sanitation kills 2.7m a year: UN

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Improving sanitation and building more toilets could save millions of lives around the world and would remove an important source of inequality, the UN said Friday ahead of World Toilet Day. 

Customers sit on toilet-shaped seats in a theme restaurant in Shanghai. The UN marks World Toilet Day to draw attention to the need for better sanitation to save millions of lives.

"Eliminating inequalities can start in the most unlikely of places: a toilet," said Catarina de Albuquerque, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation.

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