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Balochistan in misery: Six dead, hundreds damaged houses

Four dead bodied fished out of Hub River, two brothers die in DG Khan, flood water entered many villages of Balochistan

Rain spells continue in Balochistan as six more have been killed and hundreds have been stranded because of damaged houses due to flash floods whereas the road link between Balochistan and Sindh has still been disconnected.

The fresh spell of monsoon rains has continued to lash different parts of Pakistan, especially Balochistan where six more deaths have been reported on Sunday. Four deaths were reported in Lasbela and two in Dera Ghazi Khan Punjab. Hundreds have been stranded after losing their homes because of flash floods.

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According to Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Lasbela dead bodies of four unidentified individuals swept in the Hub river have been handed over to the Edhi foundation. After the recovery of the four dead bodies, the death toll in Balochistan reached 194.

Due to torrents from Koh-e-Suleiman two brothers aged 13 and 11 drowned after their village Tuman Buzdar was hit by flash floods. The people of rural parts of DG Khan have started moving to higher ground for safety.

Balochistan’s provinces Kohlu, Lehri and Barkhan have hundreds of people stranded. Due to continued downpour during the entire night, access to villages of Kohlu district was not possible, according to Kohlu Deputy Commissioner Qurban Magsi. He also told that hundreds of people including women and children were managed in the affected areas.

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The outflowing river caused water to enter at least eight villages and swept away mud houses and resultantly many families were forced to stay under the open sky.

Nasirabad was also heavily hit with heavy rains that wreaked havoc and damaged houses as well, Deputy Commissioner of Nasirabad Muhammad Hussain has told to media.

Despite a passage of almost two days, the road link between Balochistan and Sindh could still not be restored through Quetta-Karachi and Khuzdar-Ratodero.

The Met Office has already issued a statement of a depression in the Arabian Sea that could move towards the west along the Makran coast. Under the influence of this weather system, widespread rain-wind/thundershowers are expected in Sindh and Balochistan from August 16-18.



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