The death toll from torrential rains and floods in Balochistan has risen to 27 in three days, with officials saying most of the dead were children and women. Director and spokesman Faisal Naseem Panezai told the BBC that the killings took place over three days in Quetta, Qila Saifullah, Zhob, Ketch, Mastung, and other areas. “Apart from casualties, we are also receiving reports of financial losses. The rains that started on July 4 in Balochistan have created a flood situation,” he told PTI.
According to the PDMA, the total number of deaths due to rains and floods in Quetta alone has risen to nine. The search for four women and a child who went missing in the relay is ongoing.
Three children drowned in Ketch district while two others were killed in Kachhi district. Two women were killed in the Dasht area of Mastung District, adjacent to Quetta.
According to the PDMA, three people were killed in Kohlu and one each in Zhob and Khuzdar. The pre-monsoon rains in Balochistan started on June 13. According to the PDMA control room, A total of 39 people have been killed so far in the rains, including 10 men, 16 women, and 13 children. Severe damage.
“Such scenes have not been seen in Quetta in the recent past.”
It is not uncommon for streets and highways to be flooded after heavy or torrential rains due to poor drainage system in Quetta. According to many residents of the city, the situation in the eastern and western bypass areas has not been witnessed by the people of Quetta in the recent past. People were seen flowing. They relied on electricity poles and other items to protect themselves. Dozens of sheep and goats were swept away in a flash flood in the Cattle Market area near the Eastern Bypass. People kept trying to save the sheep and goats with their help.
Floods damage homes in different areas
After the torrential rains, not only rainwater enter the houses in several areas but also mud houses collapsed in some areas. I couldn’t stay.
Quetta Deputy Commissioner Shehak Baloch and other administration officials arrived at the school to listen to their plight. “Thirty to forty families have been affected in the Goharabad area alone,” the deputy commissioner said.
Some of the victims told the administration that not only were their homes uninhabitable due to the rain but their belongings were also washed away. They said they also had breastfed children with them. “The floodwaters have flooded homes and washed away baby’s milk and breastfeeding bottles, among other things, leaving them worried about how to feed their babies now.”
The faces of the people who suddenly became homeless and took refuge in a school building were distressed and they wanted relief to be provided to them as soon as possible. On this occasion, the Deputy Commissioner assured them that they would be provided immediate relief. Tents and food will be provided. In some areas of Quetta city, torrential rains and floods also caused houses to collapse in some areas, killing and injuring people. Mir Ziaullah said, Relief supplies have been sent to the area and relief operations are underway.