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Kolkata: A minor boy from north Kolkata has died of dengue. With this, the number of children killed by the deadly fever in Kolkata in the last 15 days has jumped to three.

Aarush Dutta (11), a resident of Goa Bagan off Shyambazar in north Kolkata, was suffering from fever for the last three days. On Monday night his conditioned deteriorated and this made his family relocate from a local nursing home to a private upscale hospital at EM Bypass in the city.

The boy breathed his last at the hospital today morning. In his death certificate, the hospital has mentioned severe dengue with hemorrhage as the cause of death.

Earlier on 31 August and 6 September two schoolboys of 10 and 9 years old died of dengue at Duttabad in Salt Lake.