QUETTA: Contaminated water claimed two lives and affected fifty others in Tranch area of District Awaran.
The incident took place in Tranch village on Wednesday evening when the victims drank contaminated water by a pothole.
Majority of the victims are said to be in a critical condition and shifted to Civil Hospital Lasbela for medical treatment. A team of medical experts with medicines have been dispatched to affected area to minimize further casualties.
The Deputy Commissioner of District Lasbela, Shahbir Ahmed Mengal, said that relief work had been started following the directions of Chief Minister, Abdul Quddus Bizenjo.
UNICEF, a world organisation, has claimed that around 53,000 children are dying every year as a result of the water-related diseases.
Due to the failure of federal and provincial governments, and departments concerned, highly polluted water is being supplied to people, causing dangerous diseases, including Hepatitis.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken various suo motu notices in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa related the matters of public interest, including safe drinking water, health conditions, etc.