File Photo: Levies personnel shifting an aged man to a safe place in Balochistan after floods: Photo provided by Levies Force

Syed Ali Shah, Manan Mandokhail, Ali Jan Mangi:

QUETTA: The death toll rose to 215 in rains-related incidents in Balochistan as rescue workers recovered 8 more dead bodies on Saturday. At least five family members were killed when the roof of their house collapsed in the Jaffarabd district of Balochistan.

Police sources said the dead include a father, a mother, and three minor kids. The family members were sleeping when the roof of the house collapsed after heavy rainfall in the Gandakha area of the Jaffarabad district. The dead bodies were shifted to the basic health unit Gandakha, police said. Health officials handed over the dead bodies to the heirs after the completion of necessary official procedures.

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3 of family killed in Dera Bugti

Levies also recovered three dead bodies in Balochistan from a collapsed house in the Dera Bugti district. The victims belonged to one family. Levies sources said the dead bodies were shifted to a nearby hospital after the incident.

Naseer Ahmed Nasar, the Director General (DG) Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said 64 children were among the total 215 across Balochistan. Flash floods unleashed by heavy rainfall have played havoc in Quetta and the 25 districts of Balochistan.

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Floods have displaced thousands of people in all 26 affected districts of Balochistan. Floods have hit hard Balochistan’s Lasbela, Jhal Magsi, Pishin, Killa Abdullah, Barkhan, Kohlu and other parts of Balochistan. Floods and rains have damaged over 40,000 houses across Balochistan.

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Train service restored

Train service between Balochistan and other parts of the country was restored on Saturday morning. The Pakistan Railways and civil administration cleared flood water from the track and ensured the resumption of the train service between Balochistan and other parts of the country.

Road link between Quetta-Islamabad and Karachi remained suspended because of flash floods. Floods had swept away various portions of Quetta-Karachi and Quetta Islamabad highways in the Dana Sar area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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