Many sick after drinking contaminated tap water in Ukraine

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At least 117 people were hospitalized for tap water poisoning in the non-government-controlled city of Makiivka in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, an official said last night.

Pavlo Lysyanskyi, a representative of Ukraine’s ombudsman in Donetsk and Lugansk regions, wrote on Facebook that all hospitalized were in ‘moderately severe’ condition.

Local media reported that these people fell ill after drinking tap water, which was contaminated with manganese. They showed symptoms such as stomachache, vomit, chills and fever.

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