A man in Dera Ismail Khan died of a heat stroke while collecting free flour in Baisakhi ground.

The deceased’s father, a resident of Zafarabad Colony, informed the authorities that his son, Waqas, fell sick and began vomiting upon arriving home from the collection centre. He was immediately taken to District Headquarters Hospital, where unfortunately, he was declared dead on arrival. A medical professional at the hospital’s trauma center stated that the cause of death was heat stroke.

As per Dawn, the individuals who had come to obtain free flour at the distribution site claimed that inadequate amenities were responsible for the fatality. They reported arriving in the morning and waiting in lines under the scorching sun throughout the day.


Officials from food and revenue departments present at the distribution site were accused of distributing flour unfairly based on nepotism and favoritism. The individuals present also mentioned the absence of any facilities at the distribution center.