50 villagers hospitalised for diarrhoea

More than 50 people of Rajadhanipatti village in Dindigul district were hospitalised for diarrhoea allegedly due to the consumption of contaminated water from the village water tank on Sunday. They were admitted to Batlagundu Primary Health Centre and Usilampatti Government Hospital. Farm labourers Samivelu (38), Fatima (55) and six-year-old girl Ramba vomited continuously before falling unconscious on Sunday morning. The villagers complained that the water tank was not cleaned for years. Dr Jegadeesh, Deputy Director of Health, Dindigul, said only four people were affected.

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