Famine claims two more in Tharparkar

Pakistantoday reports on a famine which continues to claim lives in the Tharparkar district in Pakistan:

At least two more children died on Sunday due to food shortages in Thar mounting the death toll to 247 in a time span of 88 days.

A seven-day old Ali Muhammad died at Civil Hospital Mithi where he was under treatment, and another one-month old baby girl lost her life at Chachru Hospital.

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Moreover, local media reported Sunday that a provincial minister has warned of a severe drought in Balochistan, due to the prolonged dry spell.

Mir Sarfraz Bugti said that his province has been facing severe drought because there has been little rainfall and snowfall this winter season.

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