Belagavi: A man died after drinking contaminated water on Saturday November 5. With this the death toll due to contaminated water has reached three.
The deceased has been identified as Vithal Hanmant Gudihind (40) resident of Mudenur in Ramadurga Taluk of Belagavi District. He succumbed during treatment at a private hospital in Bagalakote.
After drinking contaminated water on October 27, 94 persons were hospitalised. Vithal had been admitted due to gastroenteritis in Taluk Hospital, Ramadurga for treatment and later shifted to Bagalakote on October 28. He was discharged four days ago, but as his health condition deteriorated, he was agaib admitted to hospital at Bagalakote on Friday November 4 wherein he succumbed.
Saraswati Ningappa Havalli (70) died on October 23 and Shivappa Yandgeri (70) on October 27. Government has announced compensation of Rs. 10 lakh to next of kin of Shivappa.