Tuesday January 04, 2022

Heavy And Stormy Rains Wreak Havoc In Balochistan

Quetta: A heavy rainfall on Tuesday wreaked havoc in Balochistan’s coastal areas including Turbat, damaging several houses in Dasht Bilingor, Dalesar, Balkross and Kashap.

Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has called a meeting to monitor the situation.

The rain spell also entered the Sindh province causing drizzles and light showers in different cities, including Karachi.

The rains have been brought by “a strong westerly wave” that have entered the western and upper parts of the country, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department.

Balochistan’s coastal belt, however, has received heavy rain which left several areas inundated in Kech, Gawadar, Turbat, Buleda, Tump and Bilnagor.

Footage circulating on media show water in the streets and several walls that have collapsed.

Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) along with the local administration has begun the rescue work.

Heavy machinery has been clearing the roads and delivering the relief supplies to the affectees, according to officials.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department recorded the highest 137mm of rain in Pasni, 104mm in Gwadar, 74mm in Ormara, 44mm in Turbat and 40mm in Jiwani.

Rakhshan, Qalat, Zhob and Sibbi divisions have also been hit by rains. The Met Office has issued a flood warning in the area. It has predicted that heavy rains and snowfall will continue for the next five days under the a new system which entered Balochistan on Sunday.

Many residents have reported the gas and power outage in different areas.

In Ziarat and the joining areas snowfall began early in the morning on the Tuesday, continuing throughout the day with brief intervals.

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