Four more children succumbed to encephalitis in Gorakhpur, taking the death toll in the viral disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh to 421 this year.

The deceased hailed from Kushinagar, Mahrajganj and Sant Kabir Nagar districts, officials said on Saturday.

As many as 41 patients suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome have been admitted to BRD Medical College Hospital here and other government hospitals of Gorakhpur and Basti divisions in the last two day.

Additional director (Health) A K Pandey said 235 people suffering from encephalitis are being treated in government hospitals of Gorakhpur and Basti divisions.