One person died of diarrhoea while 46 o fell ill at Sudra village in Palamu district of Jharkhand on Saturday.

Narayan Ram (32) succumbed after falling ill while the condition of 15 persons, now being treated in health centres, was stated to be serious, health department sources said.

Altogether 46 persons were afflicted with the water-borne enteric outbreak.

A five-member medical team headed by district civil surgeon Dr Gopal Srivastav rushed to the village and was camping at the area, the sources said.