Pakistan

Thar famine: 15 children die in less than a month

MITHI, Tharparkar: The famine-like situation in Thar has claimed lives of 15 children in last 23 days in a latest spasm of deaths after the recess of few months, ARY News reported.

The drought and famine have been taking its toll on residents of Tharparkar for the last eight months with over 400 deaths in the desert region.

Hospitals in Tharparkar district are crammed with drought-affected people, mostly children. Residents have slammed lack of help from the government.

Sources told that two of the children admitted to the Mithi Hospital are in critical condition.

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