Balochistan faced severe rainfall, which left hundreds of people homeless in numerous districts while rescue efforts were made, On Saturday.
In the last 24 hours, the rain was recorded in the following areas of Balochistan: Lasbela, Pishin, Chaman, Qila Abdullah, Ziarat, Harnai, Duki, Sanjavi, Loralai, Fort Minro, Barkhan, Zhob, and Sherani.
According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), six persons perished in flash floods in Qilla Abdullah late on Friday night, bringing the province’s total number of rain-related fatalities since June 1 to 182.
Rainwater invaded homes in Lasbela as the Winder River overflowed, displacing numerous residents. Later, rescue teams came to their aid and relocated them to safer areas.
Deputy Commissioner Lasbela, Murad Kasi while speaking to local media said that the recent continuous rain has caused rivers and canals in Windar and Othal to overflow. The Othal bridge and the RCD road were swept away.
He advised people not to go to the districts, saying, “As a precaution, we have transferred the residents to safer areas.” Advisor to Balochistan Chief Minister on Home and Provincial Disaster Management Authority Mir Ziaullah Langove said in a press conference that the maximum number of rainfall during the most recent monsoon season was observed in Northern Balochistan.
He described the devastation, saying that over 500,000 acres of agricultural land had been ruined and that over 40,000 homes in the province had been destroyed.
Balochistan was cut off from Sindh by the suspension of traffic on the Quetta-Karachi route on Saturday. Due to floodwater, the railway service between Chaman and Quetta has also been impacted.