40 taken ill after drinking polluted water

Published: 08th August 2016 04:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2016 04:36 AM   |  A+A-

BALLARI: As many as 40 people fell ill after drinking contaminated water at Kakubalu village in Hospet taluk on Saturday and were admitted to local health centres for treatment.

The villagers suffered from diarrhoea due to consumption of polluted water. Some people were admitted to a hospital in Hospet, others were admitted to a private hospital. Jindal Sanjeevini Mobile Clinic arrived at the village to attend to the patients.

Health officials from Hospete visited the village on Sunday. Villagers said people had been suffering from diarrhoea and had been vomiting for the last three days but the situation got worse on Saturday night. They said three borewells in the village are contaminated. They said people from 12 villages have been drinking contaminated water and alleged the Gram Panchayat has failed to install an RO plant to supply pure drinking water in the village.

District Health officer Ramesh Babu confirmed that some people fell ill after drinking contaminated water.

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