Bhubaneswar: People of Durbhata village under Kalahand district’s Lanjigarh block are in a state of fear now as 22 of villagers have suffered from diarrhoea after taking bath in a pond.
According to reports, the villagers were rushed to the Lanjigarh Road hospital soon after they felt uneasiness and suffered from diarrhoea. Of them, 14 persons were shifted to Bishwanathpur hospital as their condition deteriorated. Three of them are stated to be in critical condtions.
Doctors suspect that the people suffered from diarrhoea due to consumption of contaminated water. Reports said some people had put poisonous substance in the pond to catch fish and that substance contaminated the the pond’s water.