This bridge was swept away by floods in Bolan: Photo taken from social media

Manan Mandokhail, Syed Ali Shah, Abdullah Lehri, Sardar Muhammad Khondai: 

QUETTA: At least six people were killed in rains-related incidents across Balochistan on Monday. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) declared an emergency in the rains and floods that hit areas of the province.

The monsoon rains have been ongoing in Balochistan for the past week, in which most of the rains were recorded in the districts of Sahabpur, Lasbela, Bolan, Harnai, Sorab, and Zhob district. The Pinjra bridge in the Bolan mountains was again collapsed in floods causing the suspension of traffic between Sindh and Balochistan.

A man and woman were swept away by merciless floods in Naseerabad

At least 2 people were swept away in the floodwaters in the district of Naseerabad. The rescue workers retrieved the dead bodies in the Harnai Lasbela and Sohbat Pur districts of Balochistan. The PDMA has stepped up efforts to reach all the rains-affected people across the province.

Director PDMA, Faisal Panezai informed that a letter was sent to the authorities to impose Section 144 on all picnic points in relation to the monsoon rains, and along with this, 300 people’s food and necessary supplies have been delivered to the Deputy Commissioners of all districts.

Rains affected highways across Balochistan

Due to the rains and landslides in them, the national highway connecting Balochistan with Punjab, Fort Manro, was also closed last night due to landslides, while the supply of vegetables and fruits inside Quetta has been closed for two days due to the Bolan Panjara Bridge road being washed away by water. It should be noted that during the monsoon rains last year, a large number of people especially children lost their lives in Balochistan.

Quetta and other parts of northern and central Balochistan also received rainfall on Monday evening. Rainfall was also reported from the green belt of Balochistan bordering Sindh province. Rainfall has however reduced the impact of heatwaves in the green belt and other parts of Balochistan.

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