Rains, flood play havoc in Balochistan

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QUETTA – At least 12 people lost their lives in rain and flood-related incidents across Balochistan , as monsoon showers lashed different parts of the province.

According to reports, the torrential downpour that lashed the country affected Karachi city and Balochistan the most as 20 houses were destroyed as a result of the downpour in the province.

Moreover, streams and drains on Koh-e-Sulaiman faced flooding, prompting the closure of roads at various locations in the area.

Deputy Commissioner Lasbella, Mujeeb Qambrani, told APP that the flash flood water accumulated near Pathar Colony, Jangi Goth, Zehri Goth and Marri Goth and swept away 17 people and several houses.

Edhi personnel and government rescue teams recovered nine dead bodies including three women, two children and four men from the flash floods. They also rescued some locals alive from flooding water after hectic efforts.

According to the Met Office, heavy rain started on Thursday night in Hub area.

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