4 dies due to water contamination in Albay
4 dies due to water contamination in Albay
4 dies due to water contamination in Albay
by Mhillen Nicole Borja14 August 2023
RH Rey Boton Jr.

The death toll due to contaminated water in the town of Rapu-Rapu, located in the province of Albay, has risen to four.

Adding to the count is a three-month-old male infant who passed away last Monday as a result of severe dehydration.

According to William Sabater, the Provincial Sanitary Engineer, the latest casualty hails from Marocborocan Barangay within the same town.

"Meron po tayong mga water samples na kinuha tsaka nagpositibo po siya kaya nga po agad agad 'yung ating mga local government units [ay] nagbigay ng mga chlorine tablets sa ating evacuees," Sabater stated.


"Kaya lang, ang problema, 'yung mga evacuees natin [ay] hindi sanay uminom ng tubig na may chlorine," he added.

In response, the provincial government of Albay has collaborated with local water refilling stations, which are now responsible for supplying water to the evacuation centers.

It has been noted that the number of individuals experiencing diarrhea in the area has risen from 48 to a total of 108 cases.

The local government of Albay, in conjunction with various non-governmental organizations (NGOs), continues to distribute water filtration units to families residing in the Barangays of Rapu-Rapu, Albay.

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