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Thar famine claims another live; 38 under treatment

The famine-like situation in Mithi and adjoining villages have claimed scores of lives with no government measures in sight to contain the growing number of deaths.

Currently, 38 people are admitted at a hospital suffering from famine.

Relief inspection team on Wednesday visited the Civil Hospital in Mithi and seized hundreds of sacks of staples including bottles of water stocked in the go-down.

At least 400 deaths have been reported in Tharparkar in the last eight months.

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

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