MITHI: At least three people including a nine-month old baby died of a water-borne epidemic that seems to have taken over Thar. Death toll from preventable diseases in the district this month rose to 21.
The nine-month old child breath his last in Hyderabad when he was being transferred to a hospital in Hyderabad from Mithi. Meanwhile, at the Mithi Civil Hospital 55-year-old Amla and at Nagarparkar 60-year old Usman died of water-borne diseases.
Residents of Tharparkar include a large number of Bedouins who suffer from mal-nutrition.