Nine dead as rain lashes cities

LAHORE: A view of collapsed rooftop of a house due to rain. INP PHOTO

–Met forecasts two more days of rains as heavy downpour lashes most parts of Punjab, KP and Balochistan

QUETTA: At least nine persons, including two children, were killed and three others injured on Tuesday in flash floods in different areas of Balochistan.

According to Levies sources, torrential rain in the province has led to sewage spilling onto the streets making it difficult for residents to commute. Dukki Deputy Commissioner (DC) has said water from the Alambar River has entered the Kuli Manzai district and has taken the shape of a flash flood, causing destruction to the houses. One man was killed in flooding in the Barkhan district.

Residents have been shifted to safe places while emergency has been declared in the hospitals, the DC added. Irrigation authorities have said due to intermittent rain in the area, water in the Mankai Dam has exceeded the limit and has started overflowing through the spillway.

Moreover, due to continuous rain in the Harnai district, the bridge connecting the district to the highway has been closed for the commute. While land sliding has lead to the closing of Mir Ali Khel DI Khan Road.

Strong rains continue to lash Pishin, Barshor, Khanozai, Mulsim Bagh, Loralai, Musa Khel, Toba Achakzai, Toba Kakari, Shela Bagh and Qilla Abdullah areas. In the last 24 hours the Pakistan Meteorological Department office has recorded 40mm rain in Sibbi, 39 mm rain Barkhan, 23 mm in Zhob, 20 mm in Turbat 20 and 10 mm in Quetta.


In addition to Balochistan where rainy weather has entered for a while, parts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu Kashmir also received rainfall with thunderstorms. According to Met, rains alongside hailstorms will continue across the country for the next two days.

In Lahore, the streets across the city were inundated after heavy rainfall lashed the provincial capital.