Rayagada: In a shocking incident, three persons died and five others fell seriously ill after drinking water from a nearby stream at Panchubai village under Muniguda block in Rayagada district on Tuesday.
Talking to OTV, Sulochana Sahu, a local ANM said about eight persons of the village including a three-year-old boy had gone for winnowing Alasi (a local crop) in the backyard of a house in the morning. As they felt thirsty during the work, they had gone to a nearby stream to drink water.
However, all of them started vomiting soon after drinking the water. At this, the villagers admitted them to Muniguda Community Health Centre (CHC). But as their condition became critical, they were shifted to district headquarters hospital where three of them succumbed to their illness.
The identity of the deceased are yet to be identified till reports last came in.