Drought in Pakistan kills six more

Drought in Pakistan has claimed the lives of six more children, raising the toll to 40 in a span of 28 days, the media reported Sunday.

IANS| Updated: Mar 01, 2015, 16:11 PM IST

Islamabad: Drought in Pakistan has claimed the lives of six more children, raising the toll to 40 in a span of 28 days, the media reported Sunday.

The latest deaths were reported from Mithi, Chhachhro, Nagarparkar, Islamkot and other areas of the Hindu-majority district of Tharparkar in Sindh province, Pakistan Today newspaper reported.

A doctor confirmed the deaths.

Most Hindus in Pakistan live in Sindh and a majority are residents of Tharparkar. Most of them are poor farmers who are facing poor rainfall for almost five successive years.