Aug 20, 2010

Balochistan: Floods Unrelenting As The Death Toll Increases

More people died yesterday (19 August 2010) from waterborne diseases. As the floods are only set to get worse, the worries are, so will the death toll.

Below is an article published by The Daily Times:


 Seven people, including a 4-year-old girl died of gastroenteritis in Balochistan on Thursday (19 August 2010). The number of those suffering from the stomach ailment in the province has risen to 600. Five flood victims died in Sibi. The deceased were identified as Ismail, Iqbal, Nisar Bibi, Musa Khan and a 4-year-old girl. Dozens of infected patients are being brought to Sibi Civil Hospital. The disease was spreading fast in Sibi, Bakhtiarabad, Dhadar and Dera Murad Jamali. Meanwhile, at least two people died while dozens of others were hospitalised after gastro outbreak in Kharan. Medical superintendent of the district hospital Dr Anwar Baloch told media persons that gastro outbreak has been reported from some parts of the district. He said that several affected people have been hospitalised and are being provided necessary medical treatment.