Ardèche : 81 intoxicated persons in a camping

About 90 people, including 33 children, have been intoxicated without gravity, it seems, by polluted water, Friday in a campground in Balazuc, near Vallon-Pont-d’arc, in the south of the Ardèche, a-t-on learned from the fire department. Two teenagers from the age of 10 and 16, with “signs of dehydration” were transported “as a precaution” at the centre hospitalier Aubenas, according to the fire brigade, confirming information of The daily le Dauphiné.

“Seven or eight” other campers went to the hospital by their own means. At about 11: 00, the fire brigade intervened in the camping Beaume Giraud to thirty holidaymakers suffering from vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, or fatigue. They have finally identified 81 people who are suffering. According to the first elements of the investigation, the water quality could be in question.

Samples for analysis were carried out by the regional Agency of health (ARS). The results will not be known until Monday, according to the same source.

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