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Monday Nov 25 2019

Nine more children die in Thar of malnutrition, other diseases

THARPARKAR: Nine children have died in Thar's Civil Hospital Mithi in the past 24 hours due to malnutrition and various other diseases, according to sources in the health department.

The deceased children include a four-year-old, a 32-month-old, a 45-day-old, two six-day-olds, a five -day-old, and two newborns.

Earlier this month, two children — including a four-month-old — had died due to malnutrition in the Mithi hospital. The total death toll in November has climbed up to 54, while that for the current year has shot to 757.