About 17 persons, including 10 women, of S.Kudikadu village in the district were taken ill owing to suspected contamination of drinking water on Saturday.

The villagers, some complaining of diarrhoea, were all treated at the Primary Health Centre at Karai. Though the villagers condition was stated to be stable, they were kept under observation for the day, sources said.

More In: TAMIL NADU | NATIONAL