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Punjab: 9-year-old boy gets diarrhoea after drinking water from govt tanker in Patiala, succumbs

The tanker from which the boy drank the water was being examined.
Last Updated : 16 July 2023, 14:56 IST
Last Updated : 16 July 2023, 14:56 IST

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A nine-year-old boy died from diarrhoea allegedly after he consumed water supplied by a municipal corporation tanker, officials said on Sunday.

According to Abhijot's family, he vomited after he drank the water, Civil surgeon Dr Raminder Kaur said.

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His condition worsened and he was taken to a private doctor and later to Rajindra Hospital where he was declared brought dead, she said.

The cause of death will be clear after the post-mortem examination of the boy, said Kaur.

The records of the boy's treatment from the private doctor have been obtained.

Sub-divisional magistrate Anmol Dhaliwal said the tanker from which the boy drank the water was being examined.

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Published 16 July 2023, 14:29 IST

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