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Ahmednagar: At least 60 students hospitalised after drinking water

PTI
Published : Jul 31, 2018, 4:42 pm IST
Updated : Jul 31, 2018, 4:42 pm IST

The condition of eight students was serious and they have been shifted to a hospital in Loni city for treatment.

The students, aged 10 to 12 years, complained of stomach ache, dysentery and giddiness after drinking contaminated water from taps near their school. (Photo: Representational image/ PTI)
 The students, aged 10 to 12 years, complained of stomach ache, dysentery and giddiness after drinking contaminated water from taps near their school. (Photo: Representational image/ PTI)

Mumbai: At least 60 students were hospitalised on Tuesday after they drank contaminated water from taps near their school in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district, a police official said.

Eight students are in a serious condition, he said.

 

The students, aged 10 to 12 years, complained of stomach ache, dysentery and giddiness after drinking contaminated water from taps near their school, run by an NGO Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, in Pimpaldari village, Superintendent of Police (SP) Ranjankumar Sharma said.

They were rushed to a primary health centre in Dhargaon where most of them were admitted, he said.

Eight students, whose condition was serious, were shifted to a hospital in Loni city for treatment, the SP said, adding that seven students were discharged after treatment at the primary health centre.

"We have collected water samples and sent them for analysis," Sharma said.

 

Tags: contaminated water, ahmednagar, school students fall sick
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