Tharparkar tragedy: Another child dies, year's death toll reaches 519

Published: December 4, 2014
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The child was only three years of age. PHOTO: AFP

The child was only three years of age. PHOTO: AFP

MITHI: With widespread malnutrition and severe drought in Tharparkar, another child died in Mithi’s Civil hospital on Thursday, taking the death toll to 519 for the year, Express News reported. 

The latest victim was only three years of age.

On November 29, a five-year old girl and a one-year old boy succumbed to the effects of the merciless drought.

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  • lkhan
    Dec 4, 2014 - 2:08PM

    ET, thank you for not letting us forget the poor of Pakistan suffering from the terrible effects of climate change. Neither those countries releasing huge amounts of greenhouse gases responsible for droughts and worse, or the government of Sindh have any empathy towards these people. One would think medicine, food, drinking water and shelter would be provided given the horrific tragedy that is taking place.

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