9 more children die in Thar, drought toll hits 100

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Friday, 22 January 2016 15:25

MITHI: At least nine more children and a mother, who had just given birth to her baby, lost their lives in the drought-hit Thar desert on Thursday, raising the death toll to 100 this month.

The outbreak of water-borne diseases and malnutrition teamed up with the cold weather caused the children to lose their lives in different areas of the district.

Three infants Mithan Bajeer, Bilawal Khokhar and Ismail Junejo died in Civil Hospital Mithi, while four year-old Rubina and an year-old female child lost their lives in Shadi Rind Chhachhro and Dabro Junejo Mukhtara villages respectively.

Three more infants were reported dead in the Sinhiri Koohi, Nagarparkar and Islamkot villages in the area, along with another infant, who was embraced by death in a private hospital in Mithi.

A mother at a maternity centre in Islamkot died while giving birth to her baby, the infant girl also lost her life soon afterwards.

The maternity centre was reported to have no doctors present at the facility, while only four lady doctors were "on-call".

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