Published On: Tue, Mar 25th, 2014
Published in Category: District News

5 more children die of malnutrition, death toll above 194

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THARPARKAR: At least five more children died of malnutrition in Mithi Hospital, mounting the overall death toll from famine to 194 in Tharparkar district of Sindh.

According to details, six-year-old Farman, three-year-old Naveed and Bhagwan died in Mithi while another child expired in Chhachhro area on Monday.

Meanwhile, over 71 children are undergoing treatment in different hospitals of Tharparkar.

Mass exodus is also underway as aid activities are facing delay due to negligence of Sindh government. According to sources, fodder for cattle is kept in godowns and the distribution has yet not started.

Earlier, several locals of Tharparkar also staged protests. The protesters accused the feudal lords of distributing the aid to their own people. The demonstrators also told that neither government official nor any private organization has reached them so far.

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