Malkangiri: With two more children died with Japanese Encephalitis, the death toll in Malkangiri district climbs to 78 today.

The two children, a boy and a girl child, died while undergoing treatment at the Malkangiri DHH. The perished were identified as Lata Bhandari of Kalimela block and Kuna Madakami of Puspaguda.

Though the Health department and the district administration are taking various preventive steps, the death toll due to the disease is rising by the day in the district.

Earlier, two children died of the disease in the district on Sunday while one resident of Ampara in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh died due to the disease on Sunday night.

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