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Pakistan drought kills infants in Tharparkar

Update : 17 Nov 2014, 06:44 PM

Unrelenting drought-like conditions has seen the deaths of seven malnourished infants in Tharparkar district on Monday whereas one infant died in Civil Hospital Umerkot.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 14 people have died in Tharparkar.

The latest number of reported deaths has taken the cumulative figure to 80 in the past 45 days in Tharparkar whereas 61 infants have died over a span of three months in Umerkot, Dawn learnt today.

The dry spell in Tharparkar district — which has been ongoing over the last three years (2012-2014) — continues to deprive local growers of their main crops: cluster beans and millet. 

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