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8-yr old girl dies mysteriously in Haryana village; toll rises to 15: Official

Kaithal, Oct 7 (UNI) An eight-year-old girl in Sotha village died here mysteriously on Saturday, taking the number of deaths to reached 15, according to official sources said.
Sukhvinder Singh, father of the deceased, said that she had been suffering from fever for the past four days As the news of death of girl spread in the village , the residents were in panic as they felt that many villagers had died due to some unknown disease and still the health authorities were groping in dark despite collection of blood samples of villagers after a door to door survey.
Health teams have been visiting the village for the last couple of days and they suspect that people have died after consumption of contaminated water. Deputy CMO Dr Davender and Shamsher Singh, incharge epidemic control team, on their visit to village asked residents about the precautions to be taken in view of the spread of unknown disease.

Sarpanch Satish Kumar said villagers had been living under constant fear due to spread of disease which had claimed many lives .

The whole village has joined hands to ensure sanitation and hygiene in their sorroundings so that there was no further loss of life .

Panch Mohinder said that villagers feel that the stink emanating from Saraswati drain flowing along the village may be the reason behind spread of disease in the village and administration should ensure that dirty water does not flow in this drain .
Dr Davender said the department was taking all steps to treat the villagers and constant vigil was being maintained .
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