The Tharparkar drought has claimed yet another 6 lives in the district, taking the death toll to 72 in 48 days today.
Four children died as a result of malnutrition and thirst today followed by a further two in the later hours of the morning, adding to the escalating death toll. One child was being taken to Mithi hospital by his parents and died on his way.
Ambulance services are reportedly very rarely provided for these children, forcing parents to travel long distances to take their children to hospital.
With over 40 children currently under medical assistance in Mithi hospital, resources are falling short and several children are in critical condition.