9 children die from unknown illness in Sitakunda

PV Desk : Nine children of a hilly village in Chittagong’s Sitakunda Upazila have died from a mysterious illness within a span of four days.

Around 46 children suffering from similar conditions have been hospitalised, said Civil Surgeon Azizur Rahman Siddiki on Wednesday.

Of the nine children, four died on Wednesday morning, he said. “We are not sure what caused their deaths.”

The cases are all from Tripura Parha of Sonaichharhi in Baraulia. The civil surgeon said he visited the village after being informed of the deaths on Wednesday morning.

The children, suffering high fever and severe breathing problems, are also losing consciousness following seizure. They are between the ages of 2 and 10.