Manan Mandokhail: 

QUETTA: Torrential rains wreaked havoc across Balochistan, claiming the lives of 16 individuals over the past three days, as reported by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA). Among the deceased were 6 men, 5 women, and 5 children, with the majority of fatalities occurring in the Chaman district.

Chaman district bore the brunt of the devastation, with eight reported deaths and extensive damage to property. Sixty homes were completely destroyed, while over 100 suffered partial damage. Additionally, two bridges and twelve roads were washed away, disrupting transportation and further exacerbating the crisis.

The situation escalated in Gwadar and the Makran belt, where flash floods inundated vast areas, leaving them submerged. Rescue efforts were underway, with 55 individuals successfully evacuated from affected areas.

In response to the dire circumstances, the government declared a state of emergency to facilitate swift and coordinated action. Authorities are mobilizing resources to provide relief and support to those affected, while also focusing on long-term measures to mitigate the impact of future disasters.

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