MANSEHRA - The residents of Mansehra and its suburban areas are prone to various types of disease because they are compelled to drink contaminated water, as the area has old rusty pipelines.

Sources said the contaminated water was causing a spread of various diseases in the city and big towns of the district like Shinkiari and Baffa. The water is provided to people through more than 20-year-old rusty pipelines due to which diseases were getting spread.

They said due to poor planning on work, the water supply pipelines were broken in different locations mixing drain water in it.

The medical superintendent of King Abdullah Hospital Dr Naiz said that mostly patients were suffering stomach problems while various other diseases were also on the rise due to use of contaminated water.