Saturday September 03, 2022

Death Toll From Rains, Floods in Balochistan Rises to 259

QUETTA: The death toll from the recent monsoon rains and floods in different parts of Balochistan has risen to 259 as two more persons died.

As per Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), death toll from recent monsoon rains and floods in different parts of Balochistan has risen to 259, including 125 men, 59 women and 75 children, while 164 persons have been injured.

The report informed that the deaths in flood and rain-related incidents were reported from Quetta, Bolan, Kech, Zhob, Duki, Khuzdar, Kohlu, Mastung, Harnai, Qila Saifullah, Sibi and other districts of the province.

The PDMA reported that the heavy rains caused loss of at least 500,000 livestock. The PDMA reported that 63,068 houses were damaged by the rains and floods in the province out of which 17,108 houses were completely destroyed while 44,960 houses were partially damaged.

The PDMA reported that over 1,500 km length of roads and 18 bridges were damaged due to the floods while standing crops over more than two lakh acres of land were also destroyed. The PDMA is conducting relief operations in the affected districts.

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