Contaminated water claims two lives in Balochistan

09:33 AM | 17 May, 2018
Contaminated water claims two lives in Balochistan
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AWARAN - At least two persons were killed and more than 50 fell ill after drinking contaminated water in a village on the outskirts of Awaran.

The horrific incident took place in Tranch village on Wednesday evening when the victims drank water contaminated by a pothole.

Many of the persons who fell sick due to hazardous water are said to be in critical condition and shifted to Civil Hospital Lasbela for medical treatment.  A team of experts has been sent to the city Wednesday night, carrying medicines.

Shabbir Ahmed Mengal, the dep commissioner for the Lasbela district, said that relief work had been started following the orders of Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo's orders.

UNICEF, a world organisation, has claimed that around 53,000 children are dying every year as a result of the water-related diseases.

Due to the failure of federal and provincial governments, and departments concerned, highly polluted water is being supplied to people, causing dangerous diseases, including Hepatitis.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken various suo motu notices in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa related the matters of public interest, including safe drinking water, health conditions, etc.