On September 25, in occupied Makiivka, Donetsk region, the mass poisoning of the civilians by the drinking water took place as Commissioner of the Ukrainian Parliament for Human Rights in Donbas Pavlo Lysyansky reported on Facebook.
"At the moment I know about 37 hospitalized adults and two children up to the age of nine (the data from the medical workers). Part of people was sent to the hospitals of Donetsk, I could not get the information from that place," Lysyansky wrote.
The local citizens continue to complain about the peculiar odor of the water. According to them, the water stinks of chemicals and medicines.
"Yesterday the city hospital of Makiivka got the mass complaints about health problems with such symptoms: ache in the abdomen, vomiting, shivering, temperature rise, or even explicit intoxication and dehydration in the grave cases," the message said.
The reason for the incident is the breakdown or failure of the disinfection system of water in Makiivka. "Donbas Water" controlled by the authorities of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" knew about these problems and on the eve they even recommended to boil water for 5-7 minutes before the use of it.
Earlier a mass poisoning was observed in the village of Ivane-Puste in Ternopil region, western Ukraine. 250 people turned for medical assistance after a plane irrigated the local greenery.
Also, the number of children poisoned at school #62 in Dnipro that was earlier closed into quarantine has reached 38.