Two persons died and 20 others fell ill following suspected diarrhoea outbreak in Karimnagar district, officials said here on Wednesday. Kalva Gallemma (78) and E Venkati (70) of Dulikatta village in Eligaid mandal suffering from stomach ache and vomitings since Tuesday died while undergoing treatment at Karimnagar
civil hospital on Wednesday. District medical and health officer K Nageswar Rao along with a team of health officials rushed to the village to provide medical aid.
‘’We are distributing chlorine tablets door to door. The municipal corporation has also been asked to ensure supply of pure drinking water as people were effected after consuming water from local tanks,’’ Nageswar Rao
said. However, he did not confirm whether the deaths were due to diarrhoea. It can’t be surely said that the deaths were due to diarrhoea as Venkati was a chronic alcoholic and Gallemma had hyper
tension. However, we would enquire into the cause for the deaths, Nageshwar Rao said.Peddapalli TDP MLA rushed to the village and found fault with the authorities over poor sanitation.