QUETTA (Our Correspondent): The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) recorded 6 more deaths in rain-relates incidents in the past 24 hours. Meteorological Department has issued warning of urban flooding due to vigorous monsoon rain in Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa and Northern areas.
The authorities said on Saturday, as rains continue to lash the southwestern Pakistani province, triggering flash flood. Due to heavy rain and flooding the death toll climbs incidents since the onset of monsoon season has killed at least 188 in Balochistan.
Pakistan’s largest province Balochistan hit by torrential rain and flash flood and that was the reason of highest number of casualties. Total number of people who lost there lives reached 582.
Advisor to the Chief Minister Meer Zia Langove on disaster management talked to media persons in Quetta “Six dead bodies were recovered in the last 24 hours in Balochistan’s Killa Abdullah and Lasbela districts who were swept away in flash floods on Friday,”
“Four out of Friday’s six deaths were recorded in Killa Abdullah district, where the victims were trying to cross a flooded road,” PDMA Balochistan director general Naseer Khan Nasir said.
Road infrastructure has been devastated and traffic has been suspended also on the Quetta-Karachi highway due to the overflowing of the Lunda River in the Lasbela district.
Longove said that emergency teams are fully engaged with the National Highway Authority (NHA) to clear the roads. It will be opened for traffic in the next 24 hours.
“Twenty-six districts in Balochistan are badly affected by monsoon rains and floods which destroyed 40,000 homes and crops cultivated on 500,000 acres of agricultural land”, he said.