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Rescue efforts continue as rainfall and floods devastate parts of Balochistan

Sporadic rains continued to strike most parts of Baluchistan on Sunday while authorities were scrambling to rescue the thousands of people displaced due to the flooding in more than a dozen districts.

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Precipitation was reported in Kalat, Shaman, Ziarat, Islamic Bagh, Sibi, Mastung, Dalbadin, Khuzdar, Lasbela, and Barkhan over the past 24 hours.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, Kalat received 50mm of rainfall, followed by Chaman with 26mm and Ziarat with 21mm during the period.

In addition, Bagh received 10mm, Sibi 6mm, Mustang 5mm, Dalbadin 3mm, Khuzdar 2mm, and Barkhan 1mm.

Meanwhile, flood relief continued in Baluchistan and other parts of the country, with the help of military rescuers.

Low flooding was reported in Warsak and average flooding in Nowshera in the Kabul river, the statement added.

According to Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), At least 127 people lost their lives in rainfall and flooding in the province since June 1.

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Some of those fatalities were reported in some areas of the province in the past 24 hours.

The PDMA reported that heavy rains and flash floods also caused damage to 13,320 houses, while relief efforts were ongoing in all affected areas of Baluchistan.

In the meantime, traffic was suspended at the RCD motorway, which connects Quetta to Karachi, for the past seven days due to flooding.

He said that three Lasbela tehsils were still disconnected from the rest of the district, adding that emergency supplies were being shipped to parts affected through helicopters.

In Khuzdar, traffic at the M8 Motorway is still suspended due to rain damage. The district administration said that repair work was underway, according to a statement issued.

Relief efforts are ongoing in Naushki, Jhal Magsi, Khuzdar, Naseerabad, Chaman, and Muslim Bagh.

 

 

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