A man died on Saturday after drinking contaminated water from a public water container here, where a month-long ‘Sawani Mela’ is underway, the police said.

Rickshaw-puller Manoj Mandal was rushed to the hospital as he fell sick after drinking water from one of the 12 containers placed in the town, Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar told journalists here. He died in the hospital, Mr. Kumar said.