More than 90 children die from encephalitis in India

More than 90 children have died in a suspected outbreak of viral encephalitis in India’s Bihar state.

At least 200 patients, many below the age of 10, are still being treated at two hospitals.

State officials have said that many victims had died due to hypoglycaemia, or low blood sugar.

The disease usually occurs during the monsoon season and children are the worst affected.

The Indian government has said that it will "extend all possible support" to the state and affected families.

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