Rains & floods in Balochistan have killed 27 people & affected several houses in 3 days

Rains & floods in Balochistan have killed 27 people
Rains & floods in Balochistan have killed 27 people

Death toll from torrential rains & floods in Balochistan has risen to 27 in 3 days with officials saying most of the dead were children & women.

Mr Faisal Naseem Panezai director & spokesman for  Balochistan Disaster Management Authority PDMA told British News that the killings took place over three days in Quetta Qila Saifullah Ketch Zhob Mastung & other areas.

Apart from casualties we are also receiving reports of financial losses an official in the PDMA control room told British News

Rains that started on 04 July in Balochistan have created a flood situation.

According to PDMA the total number of deaths due to rains and floods in Quetta Blochistan alone has risen to 9.

9people went missing in  floods in Qila Saifullah out of which the bodies of four children have-been recovered while search for four women & a child who went missing in  floods is underway.

03 children drowned in Ketch district while 02 others were killed in Kachhi district. 2 women were killed in Dasht area of ​​Mastung District adjacent to Quetta.

According to the PDMA three people were killed in Kohlu &  1 each in Zhob & Khuzdar.

Pre monsoon rains in Balochistan began on June 13.

According to the PDMA control room a total of 39 people have-been killed in the rains since 13 June including 10 men 16 women and 13 children.

Meanwhile a flash flood hit the Dasht area near Quetta causing severe damage to  houses of brick kiln workers.

Such scenes have not-been seen in Quetta in the recent past.

Rains & floods in Balochistan have killed 27 people

Rains & floods in Balochistan have killed 27 people

It is not uncommon for streets & highways to be flooded after heavy or torrential rains due to poor drainage system in Quetta. According to many residents of the city situation in the eastern & western bypass areas has not-been witnessed by people of Quetta in the recent past.

Water level in  Sariab customs area was so high that many people were seen floating in it. They relied on electricity poles & other items to protect themselves.

Dozens of sheep & goats were swept away in a flash flood in the Cattle Market area near the Eastern Bypass. People kept trying to save the sheep & goats with their help.

Floods damage homes in different areas

After the torrential rains not only did rainwater enter homes in several areas but in some areas mud houses also collapsed.

In Sariab Kali Sarda rain water entered the mud houses & in some houses water was so high that it was not possible to stay in them.

Quetta Deputy Commissioner Shehak Baloch and other administration officials arrived at the school to listen to their plight. 30 to forty families have been affected in the Goharabad area alone the deputy commissioner said.

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Some of the victims told administration that not only were their homes uninhabitable due to the rain but their belongings were also washed away.