Yadgir: 2 dead, more than 40 hospitalized after consuming contaminated water

06:52 PM Oct 26, 2022 | Team Udayavani |

Yadgir: At least 2 people died and more than 40 are hospitalized after reportedly drinking contaminated water in Hothpet village in Shahapura taluk of Yadgir district.


According to an IANS report the incident came to light on Wednesday. The deaths took place on Monday and since then the people of the village have been continuously falling sick, the report quoted authorities as saying on Wednesday.

Fear has gripped the entire village and most of the locals have developed symptoms of vomiting and loose motions. The health authorities have established a camp there to monitor the situation.

The locals are fearing the outbreak of cholera. The tragedy took place after water from the old well was supplied to the houses through tap connections. It is suspected that the water in the well is contaminated.

The deceased have been identified as Honnappa Gowda and Eramma. The locals have submitted many complaints regarding the supply of drinking water from the old well, but the authorities had turned a blind eye.


The locals have said that they had taken the samples of the water and got it tested in the laboratory. The reports said the water cannot be used for drinking purposes. The authorities knew this but did nothing, said a resident, Basavaraj Patil.

Ramesha Guttedara Shahapura, the Taluk Health Officer, said that the samples of the well water and water overhead tank have been tested and the results have established that they can be used for drinking purposes.

The fault is with the pipeline which the authorities are checking. Alternative arrangements have been made for supply of drinking water, he added.

(With IANS inputs)


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