Panic has gripped the entire village located on along the Chhattisharh border.
The deceased has been identified as Ramesh Gouda (22) of Kuhakunda village. While two of the critical have been admitted to the district headquarters hospital, 12 others, including eight severely affected, have been undergoing treatment at the Lakhanpur community health centre.
According to information, a team of doctors and paramedical have rushed to the village and camped there provide treatment to the villagers. “The number of affected people is likely to increase. Thus, a medical team has camped in the village,” said an official.