Karnataka: 6 Dead After Drinking Contaminated Water; CM Bommai Announces Rs 3 Lakh Ex-Gratia, Orders Inquiry

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New Delhi: At least six people have died and over 150 are hospitalized after drinking contaminated water in Makarabbi village of Karnataka’s Vijayanagar district. The Basavaraj Bommai government on Tuesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 3 lakh to the families of those who died after drinking contaminated water and ordered an inquiry into the deaths. Also Read: Dalit Man In Karnataka Enters Temple Built To Spend Rs 11,000 On A Feast

Munish Moudgil has been appointed as an officer to investigate the matter. “Our government has taken seriously the people who die and fall ill after drinking contaminated water. I have already said that an inquiry will be conducted under the leadership of IAS officer Munish Moudgil. He has to submit the report in a week. Also Read – Karnataka: 20% beds in government hospitals to be reserved for children to fight COVID third wave

The Chief Minister also assured that those responsible for mixing of sewage water with tap water, be it local officials or engineers, would face action. Expressing grief over the accident, the Chief Minister said that an assistance amount of Rs 3 lakh would be given to the families of those who died due to drinking contaminated water. Also read- Third wave of Corona in Karnataka? Children’s viral flu cases rising in 12 districts, troubling officials

On three deaths due to monkey fever in Afzalpur in Kalaburagi, Bommai said he has asked the district health officials to submit a report, based on which relief amount would be announced.

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