The Gorakhpur tragedy and its aftermath

Children died a painful death in Gorakhpur due to lack of oxygen supply.

Updated - December 03, 2021 12:30 pm IST

Published - August 13, 2017 02:18 pm IST

An infant under treatment at the government-run BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur.

An infant under treatment at the government-run BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur.

Sixty children died between August 7 and 11 in BRD Hospital, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. While 30 died in two days (August 10 and 11), allegedly due to lack of oxygen following non-supply of cylinders by the contractor for non-payment of dues, 12 died due to AES (acute encephalitis syndrome) and the remaining due to other causes, the hospital said.

The tragedy has triggered a massive outcry across the nation and the Centre has ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident. Here are the stories from our coverage of the tragedy and its aftermath

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