Contaminated water killing Kratie villagers

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Re: Contaminated water killing Kratie villagers

Post by Username Taken » Mon May 07, 2018 9:26 pm

There were pictures of children being treated.


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But keep in mind that 'the deceased were aged between 24 and 73 years old'. = Not children.
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Re: Contaminated water killing Kratie villagers

Post by xxxxxxx » Mon May 07, 2018 9:35 pm

Artful Dodger wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 8:25 pm
If the water was in fact contaminated... where from was the cause?
My guess..

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Agricultural runoff of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
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Re: Contaminated water killing Kratie villagers

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Tue May 08, 2018 4:38 am

violet wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 4:40 pm
Well I think it more likely they are covering up something else with the idea of rice wine. I know that children are given alcohol here, but, really??, all those 300+ men, women and children had drunk rice wine? Admittedly, I have very little experience of village life.
maybe you missed this part...
BREAKING NEWS: Ministry of Industry shows experimental results by discovering chemicals in white wine and cane water in Kratie, killing dozens of people and injuring dozens

(Kratie): The Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts has demonstrated experimental results by discovering chemicals in white wine and cane water in Kratie, which is why there are dozens of deaths and injuries.
the kids were probably drinking the sugar cane water
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Re: Contaminated water killing Kratie villagers

Post by violet » Tue May 08, 2018 6:07 am

I did miss that, Jamie. Skim reading.
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Re: Contaminated water killing Kratie villagers

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Tue May 08, 2018 6:47 am

violet wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 6:07 am
I did miss that, Jamie. Skim reading.
Thanks.
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Re: Contaminated water killing Kratie villagers

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue May 08, 2018 10:54 pm

Here the authorities say it was the wine and the water both. However, the methanol poisoning from the rice wine seems to be confirmed beyond any doubt, while the quality of the water is still being investigated.

8 May 2018
Tainted water death toll hits 13
On Sunday officials said that the first death occurred on Thursday but on Friday, after funeral celebrations at which rice wine was consumed and animals were sacrificed to ward off evil from their villages, more villagers died and people began to fall ill. On Monday the Ministry of Health statement put the total number of hospitalised at 149, up from 137 late on Sunday when the death toll stood at 10.

Chandy said authorities were distributing clean water to victims to use for drinking and cooking.

Victims who died were all between the ages of 24 and 73, according to the ministry’s statement. At least 12 patients were in serious condition and receiving treatment at Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh, experiencing severe symptoms of high levels of methanol exposure.

Ministry spokesman Ly Sovann did not disclose the methanol concentration in the samples when asked by reporters.

Sar Mala, director of the Kantuot health centre, said his facility began to see patients with similar symptoms starting April 26, nearly three weeks before this latest spate of deaths, but the number of people becoming ill doubled last week. Mala said according to his count, the number of deaths is much higher and it could be up to 17, though he hasn’t informed the Ministry of Health of the additional deaths, pending the water sample results.
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Methanol-laced rice wine, tainted water blamed for 14 deaths in Kratie province
Or Vandin, spokesman for the Health Ministry, said yesterday that the incident in Chetr Borei district’s Kantuot commune occurred because the villagers had consumed rice wine with a high methanol content.

“The poisoning in Kratie province occurred because our people bought rice wine that wasn’t produced according to standards. When we knew this, the Minister of Health ordered health officials to go down to the villages and investigate,” she said.

Ms Vandin said that they took samples of both the rice wine and the water the villagers used to test at a laboratory.

“Today, we got the result from the sample of rice wine, which had a lot of methanol and caused the drinkers to get poisoned,” she said, adding that the contaminated rice wine was to blame for all of the deaths and serious illnesses.
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Re: Contaminated water killing Kratie villagers

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed May 09, 2018 1:01 am

Official results of the laboratory tests of the stream water used by the villagers indicate a high level of pesticides.

BREAKING NEWS: Ministry of Health Releases Detailed Results of Water Experiments in Kratie
09/05/18 00:29
Phnom Penh (FN), May 8 - The Ministry of Health issued a press release on Tuesday night confirming that the polluted water from a stream in Kratie’s Chet Borey district contains high level of chemical compound from the pesticide.

The results of the experiments on polluted water contains 12.39 part per billion (ppb) to 26.12ppb of chemical compounds from pesticide, exceeding the standard of 0.5ppb, according to the press release.

Minister of Health Mam Bunheng called on people in the affected area to stop using the water immediately to avoid further incidents.

Kratie governor Va Thorn said that some victims were relieved and were finally allowed to return home.

The number of victims harmed by the allegedly polluted water since Thursday in the above district have increased to 280 on top of the 13 deceased as of Monday morning, according to Chhneang Sovatha, director of Kratie’s health department.
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Re: Contaminated water killing Kratie villagers

Post by Anchor Moy » Wed May 09, 2018 3:18 am

Rice wine, pesticides, or gold mines, who's responsible ?

Cambodian Villagers Dispute Government Findings, Blame Deaths on Polluted Water
2018-05-07
Villagers in Cambodia’s Kratie province today urged that authorities take action to clean a polluted river, disputing government findings that village deaths first blamed on contaminated water had been caused by drinking bootleg wine, sources in the country said.

In a statement Monday, Cambodia’s Ministry of Health said that the 13 reported dead since Thursday had drunk rice wine containing methanol, while more than 200 others who reported falling ill had been sickened separately by drinking water polluted by animal waste and insecticides.

Speaking to RFA’s Khmer Service, a resident of Kantuoth commune’s Sre Norn village, one of two villages affected by the outbreak of illnesses and deaths, voiced concern that more will die if a solution to the problem is not quickly found.

“People have left the village, and those who have died have had to be buried without a proper funeral, because no Buddhist priest will remain in the village to conduct the rituals,” the villager, named Naim Yann, said.

“There are gold mines upstream, and our water may be contaminated by the chemicals used at those sites, which are released into the water along with the rains,” Naim Yann said, adding that the villagers who died were as young as 14 and as old as 73.

“We have to use the water that we get from that river. We have no other source,” he said.
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Re: Contaminated water killing Kratie villagers

Post by OKW » Wed May 09, 2018 10:48 pm

Borum-Ex frm TOForum wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 11:28 am
OKW wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 11:26 am
Borum-Ex frm TOForum wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 10:33 am
Update: 13 deceased and 200 poisoned according to the MoH, also ricewine deaths reported: http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/e ... 24-21.html
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Re: Contaminated water killing Kratie villagers

Post by Mr Cynical » Wed May 09, 2018 11:16 pm

WTF
Bring a few of the daughters back from the bars in PP hook them up with a some local farmers, the area will soon re populate.
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