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Drought in Pakistan kills six more

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Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) 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 on 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.