At least 261 children fell ill in the central Colombian city of
Villavicencio on Friday after drinking poisonous water.
A week ago, an aqueduct was attacked with explosives disrupting water supply to parts of the city. Since then, local authorities are using tank-trucks to supply the inhabitants with water. 70 percent of the city was still without running water on Thursday.
According to Caracol Radio, the children had drunk water that was delivered to their college.
The children were taken to the local hospital with strong gastrointestinal infections, doctors said. Three of the children were kept in hospital, because they were suffering high fever and in delicate condition.
Colombian authorities, who denounced they were being extorted, blame the FARC for the attack.