162 students of the social welfare hostel at Inugurthy in Kesamudram Mandal of Warangal district took seriously ill after they had consumed polluted water, reports said.
The incident occurred Tuesday evening and nearly 100 students were hospitalized but officials chose to keep the development in wraps. However, another 62 students were hospitalized this morning.
After the incident came to light, parents of the students began demonstrating in front of the school and hostel since this morning. “The students took ill after they consumed polluted water from the infected water tank,” said doctors who are treating them at hospitals. (J)