1 dead, 62 hospitalised after consuming contaminated water in Karnataka

Raichur (Karnataka): One person was dead and 62 others, including 23 children, have been hospitalised after consuming contaminated water in Karnataka’s Raichur city.

Superintendent of the Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Dr Bhaskar on Tuesday said that 62 people were admitted due to dehydration, following vomiting and diarrhoea.

On May 29, 40-year-old Mallamma, a resident of Indiranagar, had succumbed to severe illness and 31 persons were hospitalised.

On Tuesday, the number of persons admitted to the hospital rose to 62.

Residents of Raichur city are expressing anger against authorities for failing to ensure supply of clean drinking water.

Locals also claimed that people are falling sick in the wards for which water was supplied from Rampuru Reservoir.

Though the state government has implemented many schemes to ensure the supply of clean drinking water, the corporation has supplied contaminated drinking water, they noted.

The residents also alleged that the district administration was also not responding to their appeals made.

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