Water from ‘sacred pond’ believed to cure illness actually contaminated with feces, say officials

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Following the recent trend of locals in the southernmost Narathiwat province drinking water from a “sacred pond” that they believed cured illness, health officials tested the water and found out the pond is actually contaminated with feces.

Instead of being a magic cure-all, provincial health officials said yesterday that the black water will actually cause stomach flu.

Officials took action after rumors spread among residents that water from the pond, located in Sri Sakorn district, cured a man’s blindness and that drinking the water can make sickness go away, according to Prachachat.

The health officials will talk with the religious and community leaders in the area to create an understanding and encourage residents to drink sanitary water, MThai reported.

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