QUETTA: On Saturday, a severe rainstorm that caused chaos in Balochistan and Sindh resulted in at least 14 fatal rain-related accidents.
Ten people died in Balochistan as a result of the recent monsoon rains that caused flash floods, when at least four people died in Karachi. 190 people have died in Balochistan during in the current monsoon season.
Numerous mud houses was washed away in hill torrents in Qila Abdullah and Qila Saifullah as a result of flash floods, and at least 12 individuals are still unaccounted for.
Up to 20 individuals were lost in Qila Abdullah’s hill torrents when a tractor trolley they were using to traverse a flooded region tipped over.According to official sources, eight bodies have so far been found, and search efforts have been begun by the provincial disaster management authority and security personnel.
Four drowning victims’ bodies were transported to the district hospital, in which the local government has declared an emergency, according to a health official.
Four injured people were also taken to a hospital in the Mazai Adha district, while two others were transported to Quetta for medical attention.
A senior official of the Qila Abdullah district administration stated that “torrential rainfall & gushing water caused significant harm to dams and that at least three dams, including the recently constructed Machka Dam, gave way that had already been filled to full capacity during the monsoon rains in July