Malkangiri: The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis reached to 69 with one more death at the district hospital here on Wednesday.

The expired has been identified as Sania Raba (2) of Kurusibeda village under Korukonda block in the area.

The Encephalitis loss of life in the area has gone up to 69 in 48 days.

On October 24, Manoj Baraja, a five-year-old boy of Baraja village of Pedawada panchayat died of the disease at the district headquarters hospital.

Similarly on October 22, three children had died while undergoing treatment at the Malkangiri district headquarters hospital (DHH). The deceased were identified as Sujit Betti (2) of Uskapalli village and Sunki Padiami (3) of Maharampali under Kalimela block and Gayatri Peda (4) of Sindhiguda village under Mathili block.

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