The Uttar Pradesh government has sounded a alert after a mystery fever has claimed 84 lives across six districts of the state.
It is said that while Bareilly district in the west reported 24 casualties, 23 succumbed to the ailment in adjoining Budaun district.
Among the victims in Bareilly was 12-year-old Omkar, who was rushed to the district hospital two days ago with high fever.
The Uttar Pradesh health ministry has ordered an audit of every death to identify the disease.
The central and state teams have also been rushed in the affected districts.
The Uttar Pradesh government confirmed reports of the outbreak and have identified the affected districts as Bareilly and Budaun in western Uttar Pradesh.>