One more patient died while undergoing treatment for a serious bout of Japanese encephalitis disease at the Seti Zonal Hospital, Dhangadi in far-west Kailali district Monday [23 Aug 2010]. The victim has been identified as from Tribhuvanbasti, Kanchanpur. With this, the disease has claimed 3 lives in the district so far.

A few weeks ago, 2 minors -- a 2-year-old and 5-year-old of Pahalmanpur, Kailali -- died while undergoing treatment for the disease at the hospital. Likewise, more than 12 people have fallen sick due to an outbreak of the disease in Kailali.