Balochistan: As a result of monsoon rains, 90 people died, and 4 thousand houses were destroyed

Balochistan: As a result of monsoon rains, 90 people died, and 4 thousand houses were destroyed

 

Monsoon rains that started on June 1 in Balochistan wreaked havoc, killing at least 90 people and damaging nearly 4,000 houses.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority issued a statement saying that the second spell of rains has broken the 30-year-old record of rainfall in the region. According to PDMA, 63 people were injured in various accidents along with the deaths.

In addition, 2 men and a child lost their lives as a result of rain-related accidents in Quetta and Jafarabad during the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, 706 cattle also died as a result of the flood. The report said that 2500 houses were destroyed. Totally destroyed while 1 thousand 417 houses were partially damaged by the rains.

 

Apart from this, 9 bridges and 4 roads were also flooded.

According to PDMA, the water level in the Mirani river of Turbat has increased to 249.5 feet, which has increased the possibility of flooding, while dams and water reservoirs in other areas have also been filled to capacity. According to the report, the cities which received heavy rain include Ziarat, Pashin, Muslim Bagh, and Quetta. PDMA said it is sending relief supplies to residents of Quetta and Panjgur, which are among the worst affected areas. So far, 50 tents and 1100 food packets, 250 blankets, 200 mats, and 200 mosquito nets have been distributed to the victims.

Earlier, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered the Chairperson of National Disaster Management Authority to increase the presence of personnel in the flood-affected areas of Balochistan and promised to give 1 million rupees to the families of those who died as a result of the rains after a joint survey. He ordered the acting head of NDMA to immediately reach Quetta and support the provincial government in the rehabilitation of the flood victims.

More rain is forecast

On the other hand, the Meteorological Department has predicted more rains in the province in the coming days as there is the low air pressure in northwest Balochistan. The department said that the forecast is expected to remain dry and hot in most parts of the country.

However, Shirani, Zhob, Musa Khel, Qila Saifullah, Daki, Barkhan, Quetta, Qila Abdullah, Chagai, Ziarat, Hirani, Kohlu, Dera Bugti, Bolan, Nasirabad, Lehri, Sahabpur, Jhal Magsi, Jafarabad, Kalat, Khuzdar. , Kharan, Washik, Panjgur, Kech, Awran, Lasbela, and coastal areas of the province are likely to experience thundershowers. The Meteorological Department warned that the accumulation of water in the low-lying areas of the heavy rainfall districts could lead to flooding. can cause

The department has further advised all concerned authorities to remain alert during the forecast period.

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