Taking the crib death toll to eleven in Malda, another baby died on Friday at the Malda Sadar Hospital here, officials said.

Seven babies had died on Wednesday while three had passed away yesterday in the same hospital attached to the Malda Medical College.

Dr Debasish Bhattacharya, principal of the medical college, said the baby was brought to them in a critical condition with bronchopneumonia.

In other cases, the babies were born premature and underweight in some rural hospitals from where they were referred.

The babies were from the villages of Malda, Jharkhand and Bangladesh, officials said.