Dirty drinking water kills 2, NCERT Delhi Colony

NEW DELHI : Sadly two people have died and more than 50 are subsequently ill, in south Delhi NCERT Colony. The reason for these catastrophes is suspected to be water contamination in the colony’s underground reservoir. A four year old girl died after suffering from acute diarrhoea at the Safdarjang Hospital.

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Residents claim that they have been getting murky water. Many residents also complain of severe stomach infections, also admitted in several private hospitals. The CPWD, responsible has stopped supply of this water for time being. The Delhi Jal board is supplying water in bulk temporarily.

The residents say the reservoir was unclean and the covering had gaps. The civic agency has collected samples, the report shall be ready soon.

Hope the Authorities wake up to give us the very basics of infrastructure and facilities.

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

Ansel Adams 

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