At least 30 children have died within 48 hours at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College Hospital.

Professor Dr DK Srivastava, head of the department of community medicine, confirmed the deaths.

3o children dead in 2 days

“Fifteen infants were younger than one month. Six of the remaining 15, who was older than a month, passed away due to encephalitis. Others died due to various other reasons,” Srivastava told.

Earlier this year, the Gorakhpur hospital was under the heat after more than60 children died in a span of 6 days.