11 Dead including seven children, who were staying at a government-run home in Jamdoli have died, reportedly after drinking contaminated water. Another three children are in critical condition at a hospital in Jaipur, 18 km from the home where they fell sick. People at the home started falling ill on April 21 with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea following which they were then brought to a hospital in Jaipur. Over the next week, 11 of the 15 people died. Seven of those who have died were under 15 years of age with the youngest child just eight. Most of the children who have fallen ill suffer from cerebral palsy, said doctors attending to them at the hospital.
Opposition leaders have slammed the state government for its failure to provide proper sanitation and demanded compensation for the families of the victims. A major consequence of the drought prevailing in various Indian states has been low availability of drinking water. In many cases, consumption of contaminated water has led to ailments and deaths.