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Students hospitalized due to contaminated water near school in Maharashtra

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


PTI 31 Jul 2018, 10:01 AM India

At least 60 students were hospitalized today 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 center 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 center.

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

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