Rajkot: 50 people taken ill by ‘contaminated water’

  |   India News

AT LEAST 50 people from Jangleshwar area in the city were admitted to Rajkot Civil Hospital after they complained of diarrhoea and vomiting late on Monday evening and early on Tuesday.

Though Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) said that there was no report of any death, police said two persons from the area, who were admitted to the civil hospital with similar complaints, died on Sunday and Monday.

"About 50 patients have been admitted with complaints of diarrhoea, vomiting and dehydration," Dr Manish Mehta, medical superintendent of the civil hospital told The Indian Express.

Dr Manish Chunara, chief health officer of RMC, said prima facie, it seemed to be a case of drinking water contamination rather than food poisoning.

Police said Kumar Jayprakash Shah (25), a resident of Ekta Colony-IV, was admitted to the civil hospital on Sunday afternoon after complaints of diarrhoea and died in the evening.

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