Guntur: Another four persons have died due to gastroenteritis making the death toll to 10. Earlier, we told you that six persons including three women have died of gastroenteritis. Nearly, 50 persons from Anandapet and Sangadigunta colonies in the town are undergoing treatment at the Guntur Government General Hospital (GGH). District Collector K. Sasidhar has reviewed the situation with medical and health officials and directed the department to keep medicines ready in all hospitals including the GGH.

The reason behind the epidemic is said to be due drinking contaminated water. The Collector has formed teams to inspect the water supply pipelines and rectify wherever leakages are found. Special medical camps are being organised in the two affected colonies.