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Manganese concentration in water could be reason for mass poisoning in Makiivka, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

The local administration ran out of chlorine used for disinfection of drinking water, so they put some Manganese into it, representative of Ukrainian ombudsman said
08:05, 28 September 2018

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The reason for the mass poisoning in the occupied Makiivka could be the disinfection of drinking water with Manganese - instead of chlorine. Pavlo Lysiansky, the representative of Ukrainian ombudsman in Donetsk and Luhansk regions reported this on Facebook. 

'They ran out of chlorine, so the water was partially disinfected with Manganese... This is the reason for this horrible event', Lysiansky claimed.

After the mass poisoning incident in the militant-held town of Makiivka, dozens of people turned for medical aid. As of Thursday evening, the number of those who suffered grew from 43 to 87. Four patients are children; all 87 are in moderately grave condition, Lysiansky wrote.

'That's all we managed to find out. The information is heavily blocked by the representatives of occupant administration. They told us that the patients are in a moderately grave condition', reads the post.

Related: 87 hospitalized due to water pollution in occupied Makiivka

Lysiansky assumed that the actual number of the pollution victims may be even higher. 'But it's practically impossible to find the information. The occupant authorities have been deliberately lowering the number of those who turned for help and those taken to hospitals', Lysiansky concluded. 

As 112 International reported, the mass poisoning of the civilians with the drinking water took place on September 25.

Related: Number of people poisoned in Makiivka increased up to 43

Related: Mass poisoning by drinking water in occupied Makiivka, 39 persons hospitalized

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