19th October 07:04 PM
60 children die in India hospital as Oxygen supply was cut
By Semi Turaga
Sunday 13/08/2017
Workers examine the oxygen cylinders at the hospital after the deaths were recorded (Photo: AFP).

At least 60 children have died at a public hospital in northern India amid allegations that the oxygen supply was cut over unpaid bills.

Officials in Uttar Pradesh state admitted the supply had been disrupted but said this did not cause the deaths.

There was panic at the hospital with relatives trying to support staff using manual breathing bags.

Most victims were at the neonatal unit.

The deaths occurred over a five‑day period from Monday at the Baba Raghav Das hospital in Gorakhpur district.

Thirty of the deaths were recorded between Thursday and Friday alone.

Source: BBC

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