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Rain, urban flood emergency declared in Balochistan amid heavy downpour

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted more intermittent rains in Balochistan this week.

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The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted more intermittent rains in Balochistan this week.

The Balochistan government declared rain and flood emergency due to continuous heavy rains which battered different districts of Balochistan, killing and injuring several people across the province.

The areas which witnessed heavy rains include Kohlu, Musa Khel, Zhob, Sherani, Mastung, Nushki.

Torrential rains and hailstorms also disrupted land connectivity, affecting the communication system of rural areas of Sinjawi, Pishin, Toba Kakari, Shelabagh, Qila Abdullah and Pishin, due to which the citizens are facing severe problems.

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In Pasni’s ward no 5, the roof of a house collapsed due to rain, injuring six people including four children. The rescue personnel took out the injured from the debris and shifted them to the hospital.

In Karkh, a 13-year-old girl lost her life after she was buried under the debris due to the roof collapse while three others were wounded in the incident.

The PMD said that there is a chance of rain in Gwadar, Naseerabad, Sibi, Kohlu, Harnaya, Mastung, Barkhan from April 16 to 19. Meanwhile, there is a risk of flooding in strong water drain on April 17 to 18 due to rains.

Balochistan government spokesperson Shahid Rind gave a briefing on the situation, saying that seven people have lost their lives due to rains so far.

Rind said that the schools have been closed for two days keeping in view the situation, adding that the holidays of all officers and staff concerned have been cancelled.

The spokesperson said that the government was responding to the complaints and action against encroachment on drains is ongoing.

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