SunstarTV Bureau: Three children have died and above 50 patients were admitted after consuming contaminated water at Chunahatta village in Rohatas district of Bihar on Sunday.
After sudden illness of people at Eluru in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, now the same case has happened in Bihar. Where 18 out of the 46 people examined by the medical team tested positive for malaria. However the reason behind the sudden fall of people is not yet be known.
Officials suspect it could be due to contamination of drinking water, as the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) said over 60 tribal labourers belonging to Chunhatta village had been brought to Chenari forests for the watershed work. A camp had been set up at Chatari village where they are living with their families. After the work completed, some labour developed symptoms like fever, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach ache.
Divisional forest officer (DFO), Pradyumn Gaurav, said, “A forest department team is camping at the village to help the people”.
Due to the increasing number of patient, civil surgeon Dr Sudhir Kumar along with his team of doctors rushed to the village, 135km from district headquarters of Sasaram.