Woman dies of snake bite in Rahim Yar Khan

People say venomous snakes continue to crawl in the fields and in residential areas


Our Correspondent October 12, 2018
PHOTO: FILE

RAHIM YAR KHAN: A woman died of a snake bite in Rahim Yar Khan on Thursday. Sheikh Zayed Hospital officials said 35-year-old Patahni Mai, a resident of Zahir Pir, was working in the fields when a snake bit her.

As a result, she fell unconscious and was taken to the hospital for treatment. However, she could not survive and expired.

The increasing incidents of snakebites have created panic among residents of Rahim Yar Khan. In recent months, more than 30 people have been attacked by snakes across the district.

In view of the increasing snakebite incidents, people have demanded that the district administration take measures to counter such attacks in future. They said that venomous snakes, in large numbers, continue to crawl in the fields and in residential areas during day and night time, posing a threat to lives of the people.

Citizens maintained that snakebites claimed several lives over the past few years.

Earlier, a 13-year-old girl died of snake bite in Sahiwal. The snake bit Mah Rukh in her house courtyard at Canal Colony of Buildings Department. Deceased’s father Mukhtaar said as soon as the snake bit Mah Rukh, they brought her to the District Headquarter Hospital where duty doctors said they had no anti-snake venom vial.

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