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Another Thar child dies, death toll reaches 117

Another Thar child dies, death toll reaches 117

antheMITHI: One more infant died of malnutrition in drought-hit Tharparkar district on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 117 in 53 days.

Officials said that around 530 children have lost their lives across the famine-affected region over the past 11 months, with more than 300 under treatment in various government-run hospitals.

Relief teams, comprising medics and other staff, facing hardships to make it to far-flung areas

The Sindh government has claimed to have installed over 80 RO plants to turn brackish water into potable water; however, the project has failed to benefit the local people.

Samaa has reported that actual number of the plants is 73, of them only 49 are functional, compelling the villagers to use toxic water of wells which is spreading many diseases. –

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