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Five perish due to torrential rain in Balochistan


At least five people, including women and children, were killed and eight others injured due to torrential rains and flash floods that disrupted life across Balochistan on Tuesday.

It brought the death toll due to incessant rains and flash floods across Balochistan to 14 as heavy downpours were recorded in various part of the province for the fourth consecutive day.

Heavy downpours were recorded in Sibi, Duki, Sherani, Zhob, Musakhail, Qilla Saifullah, Loralai, Barkhan, Pishin, Quetta, Qilla Abdullah, Chaman, Chagai, Harnai, Khuzdar, Naseerabad, Kharan, Turbat, Awaran, Gwadar and other parts of Balochistan.

According to reports, many villages in Sibi and Duki have completely been washed away due to flash floods, while infrastructure and agricultural farms have also been damaged.

Life in the provincial capital Quetta was also disrupted due to heavy rains, while many streets were filled with sewerage water forcing people to stay indoors.

Six of a family die as landslide hits house

The city has also witnessed multiple instances of electricity outage, with a large number of tripped feeders increasing public woes.
In Bhaag, two children were killed after heavy winds and torrential rains caused the mud roof of their house to collapse. It was one of dozens of mud houses and walls that collapsed in the area.

“Many people in the area have migrated to safe locations with the necessary goods, while the city has been cut off from other parts of Balochistan.” Bhaag Assistant Commissioner Meeran Baloch said, adding that relief and rescue operation was under way in the area.
There have also been reports of collapse of mud houses in New Kahan Marri, Pashtoonabad, Kuchlak, Khilji Colony, Baleli, Noshar and other areas.

In Qilla Abdullah, two children were killed due to roof collapse while four people were injured. Many vehicles were swept away in flash floods in the district while, according to reports, local residents carried out rescue operation on a self-help basis.

Source: tribune.com.pk

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