Jharsuguda, : After Kashipur, Gajapati and Nuapada, diarrhea has claimed two lives in Debadihi village of Jharsuguda district in past two days.
The deceased persons have been identified as Akur Pradhan (40) and his father Sriprasad Pradhan (65).
According to reports, Akur Pradhan died on Thursday night while undergoing treatment for the water-borne disease. After performing last rites of the son, father Sriprasad Pradhan was also affected by the disease and succumbed on Friday night.
The district administration is yet to confirm the diarrhoea deaths in the district.
Sources said that more than 10 persons at Litipada, Pannapada and Baidapada villages have been infected with diarrhoea, of which five patients have been admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital for treatment.
However, no medical team is yet to reach the diarrhoea affected villages in the district.