Diarrhoea outbreak in Punjab village

At least two people have died and over a 100 fallen ill in the past three days after a reported outbreak of diarrhoea at Bathonian Khurd village in Patiala district.

Two patients, suffering from acute stomach illness on account of contaminated water, have died at the Rajpura civil hospital. Eighteen-year-old Preeti died last Saturday while Satwinder Singh, 30, died on Sunday.

Post-mortem reports

A civil surgeon at the hospital, Harish Malhotra, said the post-mortem reports were awaited and anything definite could be said only after that.

As the number of patients suffering from diarrhoea started increasing, health officials on Monday organised an outreach camp at Bathonian Khurd and surrounding villages to treat people.

Local health officials said about 90 cases of diarrhoea were reported on Sunday while 30 more cases surfaced on Monday in and around Bathonian Khurd village.

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