Tuesday Apr 16, 2019
QUETTA: At least nine people, including two children, were killed on Tuesday in flash floods in different areas of Balochistan.
Three others were injured in the floods, according to Levis sources. Torrential rain in the province has led to sewage spilling onto the streets, making it difficult for residents to commute.
In Mastung, rains caused truck and van collision, resulting in loss of 11 lives.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Dukki said water from the Alambar River has entered the Kuli Manzai district and has taken the shape of a flash flood, causing destruction to the houses. One man was killed in flooding in the Barkhan district.
Residents have been shifted to safe places while emergency has been declared in the hospitals, the DC added.
Irrigation authorities have said due to intermittent rain in the area, water in the Mankai Dam has exceeded the limit and has started overflowing through the spillway.
Moreover, due to continuous rain in the Harnai district, the bridge connecting the district to the highway has been closed for commute. Land sliding has led to the closing of Mir Ali Khel DI Khan Road.
Strong rains continue to lash Pishin, Barshor, Khanozai, Mulsim Bagh, Loralai, Musa Khel, Toba Achakzai, Toba Kakari, Shela Bagh and Qilla Abdullah areas.
In the last 24 hours the Pakistan Meteorological Department office has recorded 40mm rain in Sibbi, 39 mm rain Barkhan, 23 mm in Zhob, 20 mm in Turbat 20 and 10 mm in Quetta.