Brain disease killed 31 children after they had eaten litchi fruit.
The children died in hospitals in Bihar state famous for litchi orchards.
According to senior health official Ashok Kumar Singh, the victims of the disease were diagnosed with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and suffered a sudden loss of glucose.
“The health department has already issued an advisory for people to take care of their children during the hot summer when day temperature is above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit),” Singh stated.
The local hospitals are still treating 40 other children with the same symptoms.