RAIPUR: More than 50 people died from a mysterious ailment in a remote village in Sukma district of Bastar, Chhattisgarh
, in a short span of time, triggering alarm in nearby areas.
While local media reports put the death toll in Regdagatta village at 61 over a six-month period, the administration says there were 50-52 deaths, spread over two years. Even then, it is alarming that 50 people in a village of 800 have died without their families getting to know what killed them. The disease causes swelling in the feet and limbs and nausea, but an exact cause hasn't been identified yet.