Hundreds fall sick in suspected water contamination case in Jaipur
Jaipur: Over 200 people have been taken ill after allegedly drinking contaminated water in a number of villages in Kotputli area of the district.
Suspected cases of water contamination were first reported in villages of Bansur area of Alwar district on July 16. Locals of nearby areas have since been complaining of
abdomen pain and vomiting.
"At present, 166 persons including about 100 children are hospitalized in Kotputli hospital and medical teams are treating people in around 40 nearby villages," O P Thakan, Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO) - Jaipur, told reporters today.
"Several hundred people of Bansur in Alwar and Kotpuli in Jaipur have so far fallen ill. There are some chemical factories in the area and we are suspecting water contamination behind the cases," he said.
A youth had died and more than 120 people had fallen ill on Monday after allegedly drinking contaminated water in Chittorgarh district.
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