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35 children die in Indian hospital in 3 days; parents blame lack of oxygen

Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the deaths were due to the lack of oxygen supply in the children's ward.District Magistrate Rajiv Rautela said Saturday that the deaths of the children being treated for different ailments at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur city in Uttar Pradesh state were due to natural causes. He denied that the lack of oxygen led to their deaths.Parents said oxygen supply to the ward ran out Thursday night and patients' families were given self-inflating bags to help the children breathe.“That's the time when the death of the children peaked,” said Mritunjaya Singh, whose ...