CON­TAM­I­NATED WA­TER SICK­ENS 350 IN RUS­SIA

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

MOSCOW: More than 350 peo­ple in the Rus­sian re­gion of Dages­tan have been hos­pi­talised for in­testi­nal prob­lems af­ter drink­ing con­tam­i­nated wa­ter, state news agency TASS re­ported Sun­day. Re­cent flood­ing from heavy rains prob­a­bly en­abled germs to con­tam­i­nate the wa­ter sup­ply, the re­port said, cit­ing au­thor­i­ties. Over 250 chil­dren were among those hos­pi­talised. Res­i­dents have been told to boil drink­ing wa­ter and wa­ter for wash­ing or bathing in the next few weeks while the sup­ply sys­tem is be­ing cleaned. – dpa

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