Lucknow: More than 150 people have fallen ill after drinking dirty water in Vikas Nagar area of Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow. During the last 24 hours, 8 people were admitted to the hospital. It has been told that everyone is suffering from diarrhea. Now the number of patients admitted with diarrhea has increased to around 16. Suryamani Yadav, Junior Engineer of Water Resources Department, says that the reason behind drinking contaminated water is being investigated.
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The junior engineer said that contaminated water is being supplied for more than 1 month. The color of the water is also yellow and there is a strong foul smell from it. The supply of two water pipelines passing through the drain was cut and two water tankers were sent to the area. Lucknow North MLA Neeraj Bora visited the spot and took stock of the situation.
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On this incident, District Magistrate Suryapal Gangwar has also inspected the area and directed the Municipal Corporation to run a special campaign to control diarrhea. The district officer says that the water department has been directed to provide water tankers till the problem is resolved. While the LMC has been directed to thoroughly sanitize the area.
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