Four children died and 21 others fell sick in five days till Sunday due to the outbreak of an 'unknown' disease at remote Tripura Palli on a hill under Hathazari upazila in Chattogram.
Family sources said Onno Bala Tripura, 7, died on Sunday while Onno Roy Tripura, 5, on Tuesday (August 21), and two others -- Somo Roy Tripura, 3, and Kisha Moni Tripura, 3, on Friday (August 24) at their respective houses.
Besides, hospital sources said, 21 other children were undergoing treatment at Hathazari Upazila Health Complex. They said the affected children of Tripura Palli under ward No 2 of Farhadbad-1 union of the upazila had been suffering from fever and rash.
Contacted, Civil Surgeon of Chattogram Azizul Haque confirmed the deaths of the minors and said he visited the health complex, reports UNB.
Besides, he said, a team from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will visit the hospital to collect the blood samples of the affected patients.
In July last, nine children died from a mysterious disease at another Tripura Palli on a hill in Sitakundu upazila of the district.
Later, probe committees, formed in this connection, revealed that the children died of measles.
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