16 children die of gastro

At least 16 children, aged between two and three years, died in Hailakandi district bordering Mizoram over the past one month due to gastro enteritis, official sources said here today. Hailakandi DC Tapan Chandra Goswami said soon after reports of the deaths, medical teams were sent to the affected areas and health camps were organized. The situation brought was under control, he added.

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