Mithi- One more infant died of malnutrition in drought-hit Tharparkar district today, bringing the death toll to 117 in 53 days.

Officials said that around 530 children have lost their lives across the famine-affected region over the past 11 months, with more than 300 under treatment in various government-run hospitals. It has been reported that the actual number of plants is 73, 49 of them are not functional, forcing the villagers to use toxic water of wells which is spreading many diseases.