Poisoning of 320 people in Albania: ammonia found in water

Source : 112 Ukraine

City residents were urged not to drink water
16:49, 27 October 2021

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About 320 people went to a local hospital with symptoms of poisoning in the Albanian town of Kruja, Albanian Daily News reports.

It is noted that the victims began to seek medical attention on October 24 with symptoms of poisoning, namely diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and fever.

Employees of the public health service took water samples from the network water supply system and sent them for examination. According to the results of the study, the water exceeded the permissible levels of ammonia. It is assumed that the harmful substances entered the water supply system after heavy rains on October 23 and 24.

The company in charge of drinking water said that the results of the tests have yet to be "confirmed" because the water samples in the tanks from which the water is taken are allegedly within normal limits. Despite this fact, the residents of Kruja were asked not to drink water from household containers.

As it was reported, EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi said that the European Commission plans to launch the negotiation about the entry of Albania and North Macedonia to the EU.

Related: Poisoning with school lunch: How to protect Ukrainian children?

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