30 monkeys found dead in drinking water tank in Telangana

Nalgonda district authorities said that the dead monkeys were found in the tank when it was inspected after water supply was interrupted for three days.
30 monkeys found dead in drinking water tank in Telangana
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Around 30 monkeys were found dead in a water tank that supplies drinking water to 50 households in Telangana's Nalgonda district on Wednesday, April 4. Municipal workers pulled out the bodies of monkeys from the water tank near Nagarjuna Sagar under Nandikonda Municipality. The incident came to light after officials inspected the tank due to interruption of water supply for the past three days. 

According to Nalgonda District Collector Hari Chandana Dasari, Nagarjunasagar Project Superintendent Engineer Nageswara Rao informed the Nandikonda Municipality authorities, who removed the caracasses of monkeys and cleaned the tank. She said that alternative arrangements for water supply have been made for now, and supply will resume from the tank after it is chlorinated. 

Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) working president KT Rama Rao criticised the Congress government over the incident, alleging that it has prioritised politics over public health. 

While there are three other drinking water tanks in the Nandikonda Hill Colony, the tank where the monkeys were found provides water to about 50 households, the District Collector said. 

According to IANS, the municipality staff had placed metal sheets on top of the tank, and the monkeys are speculated to have entered through those sheets to drink water in the summer heat, but were unable to get out and drowned. 

After the recovery of the dead bodies of such a large number of monkeys, residents were worried about the impact on their health as they had been consuming the same water until three days ago. 

With IANS inputs 

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