Torrential rains claim 3 lives, damage bridges, roads, houses in Balochistan

100 people stranded in Khuzdar's Mola area have been rescued: Saleem Khosa

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Staff Reporter:

Balochistan’s Revenue Minister, Saleem Khan Khosa on Saturday evening said torrential rains have claimed 3 lives and caused damages to bridges, roads and mud-walled houses in the province.

Briefing journalists about the damages caused by monsoon rains, Mr. Khosa said one person has died in Osta Muhammad and two died in Dera Bugti district as a result of torrential rains. He informed 100 people stranded at Khuzdar’s tourist point Mola has been rescued by the administration.

Sibi and Naseerabad divisions have been severely affected by heavy rainfall, he mentioned. The Minister demanded of the people to avoid unnecessary travel in view of continued heavy rainfall in the province.

Heavy rainfall has also affected two gas pipelines in Bibi Nani bridge area of district Bolan, which has result in suspending gas supply to Kalat, Ziarat, Pishin and other districts of the province. “Consumers may face low gas pressure in Quetta”, Spokesman Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), Muhammad Kashif Siddiqui said in a statement issued to the press.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has taken notice of the torrential rains in the province and put the provincial disaster management authority on high alert to tackle the situation. The CM chaired a high level meeting with regard to monsoon rains. In Balochistan, 21 districts have been affected by continued rainfall and 11 of them have been declared sensitive by the PDMA.

The monsoon spell continued in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan on Saturday.

 

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