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Arsenic panic in Faridpur

Arsenic panic has gripped the entire Faridpur district as waters in most of the tubewells are found to be arsenic contaminated.

Ten persons including three of a family died of arsenic contamination at villages Domrakandi, Tambul Khana, Ambikapur and Gangabardi in Sadar upazila. Anwar Molla and his two sons Shahid Molla and Azaher Mollah are among the 10 victims of arsenic contamination.

More than 100 persons have been attacked with arsenic related diseases, some fatally.

A survey conducted recently by a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) has revealed that waters in most of the tube-wells in the four aforesaid villages contain excessive arsenic which is very injurious to human body.

The relevant authority of the government should conduct an accurate survey immediately and take steps to avert the danger of arsenic. (The Daily Star)



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