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Death toll rises to 112 in Tharparkar

Death toll rises to 112 in Tharparkar

thrMITHI: One more infant died of malnutrition in drought-hit Tharparkar district on Friday, bringing the death toll to 112 in 52 days.

Officials said that around 520 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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