Sindh on alert: More devastation as Balochistan death toll rises to 205

QUETTA/SUKKUR: Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in Balochistan after a new spell of rains caused flash flooding in Lasbela district and adjoining areas.

Three more people reported to have been died amid heavy rains and floods, taking the death toll to 205, according to a statement issued by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA).

Moreover, 81 people suffered injuries due to floods in the past three days. A total of 107,377 cattle have also been reported dead in floods, the PDMA data showed.

Traffic on Quetta-Karachi National Highway remained suspended even after five days as flood water is still flowing over the highway. The situation in other districts has not improved yet as Musakhail, Zhob, Pishin, Qila Saifullah, Qila Abdullah, Nasirabad and Lasbela were still receiving torrential rains for the past two days.

According to officials, hundreds of mud-made houses were damaged in Qila Saifullah, Muslim Bagh, Musakhail, Kohlu, Dera Bugti and other areas due to incessant rains.

SINDH ON HIGH ALERT AFTER INDUS IN HIGH FLOOD

Indus River has been in high flood at Taunsa Barrage as flood flow has entered Sindh and a high alert has been issued over the flooding situation, irrigation official said.

The inflow of river water at Taunsa Barrage has been measured 5,03,000 cusecs, while the discharge of water has also been recorded 5,03,000 cusec, said In-charge Barrage Control Room.

The Indus River has been in medium flood at Chashma and low flood at Char Maqam, the official further said.

In an earlier report on the flood situation, irrigation officials said that the Indus has been in medium flood at Taunsa and Guddu barrages, low to medium flood at Chashma and Sukkur barrages while in low flood at Tarbela and Kalabagh.

After an above-normal monsoon rainfall in the country, the water level in Indus River has surged at various points.

RAIN EXPECTED IN MOST PARTS

Rain and thundershower is expected in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the next 24 hours.

Heavy falls are also likely at scattered places in Sindh, eastern Balochistan, South Punjab and Southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the period.

Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning: Islamabad and Peshawar twenty-five degree centigrade, Lahore twenty-eight, Karachi twenty-seven, Quetta twenty-one, Gilgit twenty, Murree seventeen and Muzaffarabad twenty-two degree centigrade.

According to Met Office forecast for Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, partly cloudy /chances of rain-wind and thundershower in Srinagar, Jammu, leh, Pulwama, Anantnag, Shopian and Baramula.

Temperature recorded this morning: Srinagar, Anantnag and Shopian nineteen degree centigrade, Jammu twenty-eight, Leh fourteen, Pulwama and Baramula twenty degree centigrade.

 

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