Five killed in heavy rains and floods in Panjgur, Balochistan

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In Balochistan, five more people were killed in heavy rains and floods in Panjgur district, while dams in Panjgur are in danger after being fully filled due to floods.

Hub Dam, which has a storage capacity of 339 feet, is full. It does not have the capacity to store more water.

A WAPDA official said residents living nearby have been asked to move to safer places due to floods in river Hub.

A large number of houses collapsed in Panjgur, Kalat, Khuzdar, Naseerabad, Kachchi, Awaran, Hub, Lasbela, Sibi, Jhal Magsi and many other areas, displacing thousands of people, officials said.

All the dams in different areas of Panjgur have been filled and spillways have been opened, the Deputy Commissioner of Panjgur said, adding that the spillway of The Niwan Dam was destroyed due to high water pressure.

Heavy rains in Hub and Lasbela are also aggravating the situation while traffic connectivity between Quetta and Sibi could not be restored.

Five killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

It may be recalled that five people, including three children, were killed in accidents caused by heavy rains and floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa yesterday.

Mansehra Deputy Commissioner confirmed the death toll and said that four people, including three children, were killed in a landslide on their house in Potha tehsil of Mansehra on Wednesday night.

Mohammad Amir, station house officer (SHO) of Sadar, said the family was sleeping when the landslide occurred and the four were buried under the debris.

Roads and bridges were also damaged due to rain and strong winds in the area on Wednesday night, he added.

According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, one person was killed and two women were injured when the wall of the house collapsed due to a landslide in Abbottabad on the night of July 25.

Meanwhile, the bridge connecting Potha and Pakwa to the township was washed away by the flooding in the Seran River, while pedestrian routes and link roads were also damaged.