MITHI: The peril of malnutrition continues to pose a deadly threat to children in Sindhs Tharparker region as three more infants died on Monday.

According to sources, the minors passed away in the past 12 hours, taking the death toll for February to 50 and 121 for the year.

The deaths reported by the local health department have said to be caused by malnutrition and other diseases in the area.

Every year 1,500 children die due to malnutrition, infections and lack of proper medical facilities in the remote region.

A report released by the United Nations Children Fund last year stated that Pakistan is among countries with the highest infant mortality rates, with 22 infants dying before turning one month old.