File Photo: Floods have damaged Quetta-Karachi highway, which has caused the suspension of traffic: Photo grabbed from a video on social media

Sardar Muhammad Khondai, Ilyas Kamboh, Asad Kakar:

QUETTA, CHAMAN, HUB, ZHOB: The death toll in rains-related incidents rose to 188 after the recovery of six more dead bodies in Balochistan’s Killa Abdullah district on Saturday. The dead include 56 children also.

Floods swept away 12 people sitting in a tractor in Killi Paizai Syedan of district Killa Abdullah. Three dams broke out in Killa Abdullah displacing thousands of people in the district.

“We rescued six people and recovered six dead bodies”, Munir Ahmed Kakar, Deputy Commissioner Killa Abdullah told Daily Quetta Voice. Nearby villagers and local administration made hectic efforts to rescue the stranded people in the floods.

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12 people swept away in floods in Killa Abdullah

Hundreds of villagers rushed towards the flooding water to rescue the 12 people swept away in the floods. “We are in close coordination with local people to save human lives”, Mr. Kakar stated.

In Lasbela, flash floods unleashed by heavy rainfall on Saturday washed away small bridges, roads and dams. Floods washed away Lunda bridge at Uthal, which caused the suspension of traffic on the Quetta-Karachi highway. Commissioner Kalat Division, Muhammad Dawood Khilji urged the people to avoid unnecessary traveling on the Quetta Karachi highway in view of heavy rainfall and damages.


Lasbela and Killa Abdullah are the worst hit districts in the recent spell of monsoon rainfall. The floods have made thousands of people homeless in all 26 districts in general and Lasbela, Jhal Magsi, Killa Abdullah, and Killa Saifullah districts in particular.

40,000 houses damaged in Balochistan

“Rains damaged over 40,000 houses across Balochistan”, Mir Ziaullah Langove, the Balochistan Home Minister told a news conference on Saturday. Mr. Langove visited the office of the PDMA and reviews the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the province.

He said the PDMA has provided food and tents to over 30,000 families in the province. He said despite limited resources, the authority was making efforts to support the people in this hour of trial. Mr. Langove informed that floods and rains have destroyed standing crops on more than 5,00,000 acres of land throughout the province.

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