Heavy rain kills 20 in Balochistan...

Heavy rain kills 20 in Balochistan

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:06 PM, 6 July 2022   Updated: 07:22 PM, 6 July 2022

Heavy rain kills 20 in Balochistan- Photo: Collected

Heavy rain kills 20 in Balochistan- Photo: Collected

Heavy rains have killed at least 20 people in Pakistan's Balochistan province in the past 24 hours. Many of them lost their lives when the walls of their houses collapsed after heavy rains, Dawn reported.

According to a report, six women members of a family died when the walls of their house collapsed in Quetta. The Balochistan government has declared a state of emergency in the Quetta district.

According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), four bodies have been rescued from the flood waters in various areas including Eastern Bypass and Kharotabad. More than 50 mud houses have collapsed in different areas including Sariab Mills and Eastern Bypass.

PDMA’s divers have recovered the body of one of the two teenagers who drowned in a deep pond in the Bhosa Mandi area last night. After 24 hours, no one else was found.

The body of another man who drowned in a small dam in the Gang Shakri area on the outskirts of Quetta has also been recovered. Two women were killed when the wall of their house collapsed in the Dasht area of Mastung district.

Three children have died after being swept away by flash floods in the Mand area near the Pakistan-Iran border. Three coal miners have been swept away by the floods. Another man was found dead in the Kartak area of Bolan district after being swept away by flash floods.

Heavy rains are still falling in Nasirabad, Jaffarabad, Sibi, Ziarat, Harnai, Barkhan, Loralai, Lasbela, Kohlu, Dera Bugti, Awaran, Noshki, and some parts of Chagai districts of the province. The local administration is ready to deal with any emergency there.

Heavy rains also lashed Turbat, Panjgur, Pasni, Ormara, and other areas of the Makran division. However, no casualties have been reported in these areas so far.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department said more rains were expected in the region in the next three days. For this reason, high alerts have been declared there.