Seven people died at Makarabbi village in Vijayanagar district earlier this month and prior to that Kalaburagi reported two deaths.
It was in early September that the first person got sick after consuming contaminated water, but the local administration did not react till over 100 people got admitted to various hospitals, they say
The State Government on Tuesday ordered a probe into deaths due to consumption of contaminated water at Makarabbi village of Vijayanagara district over the last two weeks.
On Tuesday, there were reports of another death, but the exact cause is yet to be confirmed.
As many as 25 people fell sick and some of them are being treated at a local hospital and others at their homes in the village.
As many as 30 people fell ill after drinking contaminated water from a well in Kambhampadu village and were admitted to local health centres for treatment on Saturday, July 17, 2021.
Though the officials are setting up a medical camp in Vempenta village, a villager said the Rural Water Scheme is to blame for supplying contaminated water.
Whenever there’s some problem, the local municipal or panchayat officials are forced to make do with minor repairs.
Regional environmental engineer of AP Pollution Control Board, BY Muni Prasad, said the body would examine the water if any industrial waste discharge has polluted it.
The KMC has conducted tests of water samples collected from the Bhawanipore area in ward number 73.