Photos: Water turns poison in this Uttar Pradesh village

Updated: Jul 01, 2016, 14:41
  • Photos: Water turns poison in this Uttar Pradesh village
    Child washes in a bath of contaminated water in the village of Gangnauli in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. All pics/AFP
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    Indian villager Divya Rathi bathes her daughter with contaminated water at her home in the village of Gangnauli.
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    Indian buffalo drink contaminated water from a bucket
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    Indian pollution expert Chander Vir Singh looks at a glass of contaminated water in the village of Gangnauli in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. As large swathes of drought-devastated India desperately wait for the monsoon rains to arrive, one village in the dry, hot north is flush with water. But this farming area's bountiful water supplies are feared contaminated with heavy metals, underscoring the profound challenges facing the world's second most populous nation.
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    21 year-old disabled Indian Vineet lies on a charpoy.
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    Indian villager Babu Ram sits on a charpoy outside his home in the village of Gangnauli in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
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    Villager washes her yard with contaminated water in the village of Gangnauli in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. As large swathes of drought-devastated India desperately wait for the monsoon rains to arrive, one village in the dry, hot north is flush with water.
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    An elderly villager washes utensils with contaminated water at a borewell in the village of Gangnauli. This farming area's bountiful water supplies are feared contaminated with heavy metals, underscoring the profound challenges facing the world's second most populous nation
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    A water handpump with an inscription in Hindi which when translated reads “This water is not fit for drinking water” stands in the village of Gangnauli.
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Gangnauli, a village in Uttar Pradesh has abundance of water but this bountiful supply are contaminated with heavy metals causing problems to the people living in the village. These pictures tell the story

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