Rain havoc in Pakistan: 24 children among 62 killed in Balochistan

Monsoon rains kill 150 in less than a month in Pakistan

Women wade through a flooded street after a heavy rainfall in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, July 11, 2022. The death toll from rain-related incidents over the past month has risen to 147 as monsoon rains continue to lash Pakistan, triggering flash floods in some parts of the country, officials said. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

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Islamabad: As rains continued to play havoc in neighbouring Pakistan, a total of 62 people, including 24 children lost their lives in Balochistan. Officials, cited by agencies, reported that incessant rains affected hundreds of people in the region.

According to the information released by Pakistan’s Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), deaths were reported in Quetta, Bolan, Zhob, Dakki, Kohlu, Harnai, Qila, Kohlu, and other parts.

According to a report by news agency ANI, about 50 people were injured in various rain-related accidents in Balochistan, where more than 670 houses collapsed due to rains.

Torrential rains in the region have resulted in increased water level in Hub dam to 334 feet, just five feet below its full capacity of 339 feet, ARY news reported.

On July 11, Karachi witnessed a heavy rainfall in various parts of the city that included – Superhighway, People’s Chowrangi, Nipa chowrangi, Saddar among others. The authorities have imposed rain emergency to deal with the situation. Heavy waterlogging in several parts of the city resulted in the closure of roads creating traffic snarls and power cuts.
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted heavy rainfall in J]Karachi and Sindh from July 14. Officials said that the rain system, which is currently situated over eastern India will enter Pakistan on July 14 and will continue to remain in place till July 19. Karachi will receive heavy rainfall on July 18 and 19, the PMD official further added. Meanwhile, the Shehbaz Sharif government has blamed the previous, Imran Khan government for the powercuts.