District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela said he found out from doctors that no death occurred due to lack of oxygen.
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh): As many as 30 children have lost their lives due to encephalitis in a span of 48 hours at the hospital of Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College.
Encephalitis is a sudden onset inflammation of the brain.
"30 children lost their lives due to encephalitis in last 48 hours at Gorakhpur's BRD Hospital," District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela said.
Seven children died reportedly on Friday only.
He said 17 children died in the neo-natal ward, 5 in AES (acute encephalitis syndrome) ward and 8 in the general ward.
To a specific question as to whether the deaths occurred due to shortage in supply of oxygen, Rautela said he found out from the doctors that no death occurred due to lack of oxygen.