Four children died allegedly after they were administered measles and other vaccines during a government drive in Mohanlalganj area on the city outskirts, prompting the authorities to order an inquiry.

“Four children in villages of Mannawa, Rampur and Khera died shortly after they were administered measles, BCG and Hepatitis B vaccines by a team of government doctors,” Director General, Family Welfare, S.P. Ram, who rushed to the affected area, said.

“As it was vaccination day today, a team of government doctors were on a visit to 40 different centres of Mohanlalganj,” Ram said adding that deaths have been reported from three of these centres.

The children in the area were motivated to take part in the vaccination drive by Anganwadi, Asha and Bal pushtahar volunteers.

“The government has ordered an inquiry into the incident and more information would be known only later,” Ram said.