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60 Gulu residents hospitalised after taking poisoned water

posted 23 Mar 2012, 04:44 by Micheal Jonga   [ updated 20 Jun 2012, 23:49 by RCN Uganda ]

Mike Macayo, 44, a resident of Otodo Village in Odek Sub-county recently went to collect water from a well, what he discovered shocked him. Several dead frogs and flies were floating on the water. “I did not fetch it, only to hear my uncle was in a coma at home after drinking water from the well,” he said.  

Macayo’s uncle, whose name could not be established, was one of the 60 people who became sick after drinking water from poisoned water sources in Odek Sub-county last week.  They were taken to Lalogi Health Centre IV where 32 of them were discharged recently.

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Source: The Daily Monitor