Medininagar (Jharkhand), Apr 8 (PTI) Three infants died and five others were admitted to hospital, a day after they were administered DPT vaccine at a village in Palamau district, a senior health official said.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today ordered an inquiry into the matter and announced a compensation of Rs one lakh for each of the bereaved families, an official release said.

The infants, aged between one year and 18 months, were given DPT vaccine at an Anganwadi centre at Loinga village yesterday and three of them died during treatment, officiating civil surgeon Dr T Vijay Kumar said.

Trained nurses had yesterday administered the DPT vaccine to the children after which they had fever and loose motion, he said.

Five of the children were admitted to hospital, Kumar said.

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