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Heavy rainfall in Punjab, KP, Balochistan claims 23 lives
April 13, 2024

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Heavy rainfall has killed twenty three people including two children, in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.

Rainfall lashed parts of Balochistan, including Quetta, Chaman Chagai, Nushki, Dera Bugti, Sorab, Kohlu, and Khuzdar.

Heavy rainfall also lashed southern Punjab, including Multan, while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan, Malakand, Mohmand, and Kohat districts also received downpours.

Low-lying areas in Quetta flooded after heavy rainfall. Rainfall was also reported in Mastung, Kalat, Nushki, Pishin, Kharan, Qila Abdullah, and Kachhi.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority Balochistan reported that two children died in a thunderbolt in Sorab district.

Rainfall with thunderstorms in Upper and Lower Chitral demolished two houses, while landslides and flash floods suspended vehicular traffic at Chitral, Garam Chashma, upper Chitral, and Torkho road.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed all civic agencies to keep rain drains and drainage system clean.

He also directed the Disaster Management Authority to coordinate with all civic agencies.

On the other hand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur has directed all the district administrations and rescue organizations to stay alert to deal with any untoward situation.

In a statement in Peshawar today, he directed to make necessary arrangements to minimize life and property losses.

The Chief Minister also took notice of closure of the Bahrain-Kalam road due to land sliding in Swat. He directed the Commissioner Malakand and Deputy Commissioner Swat to take action on emergency basis to open the road,