Heavy rain and winds wreak havoc in Balochistan

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Heavy rainfalls have wreaked havoc across Balochistan leaving at least six dead including two women and three young girls while seven people went missing and around 20 have been injured after dozens of houses collapsed.

The devastating rain has caused the collapse of roofs and caving in of walls in Sariab Quetta, causing the death of six and injuries to 20. Meanwhile, seven people are missing.

According to the provincial disaster management authority, four deaths were reported in Sariab due to a house collapsing whereas the dead included two women with two girls and a baby in the Eastern Bypass area.

Police has said that due to collapsed wall of a house in Sariab Customs, five women were injured.

Badin Link Road, Eastern Bypass and slum areas were affected the most by flood water and people have been left homeless because their homes were either washed away or collapsed.

Levies, police and other rescue workers have been engaged in efforts to rescue people and provide relief items to the affected.

On Monday afternoon, strong winds followed by heavy rains started throughout the province. According to media reports, floodwater swept away two girls near a dam at Eastern Bypass.

In Bolan, due to hilly terrain, heavy rains caused a flooding situation in Geshtri drain, Machh. Flood water carried away four workers who were working in mines. One was saved whereas search for the remaining continues.

In Quetta, many trees and electricity poles were uprooted due to heavy rains and wind. Thirty-three out of 72 feeders of Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) tripped causing complete dark-out in majority areas of the provincial capital.

Met office has warned of more heavy rains in northern and central Balochistan.

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