Pakistan

Rains havoc Balochistan, razing scores of homes, infrastructure, over 100 people killed

 

QUETTA/PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: Continuing rains in the country have pummeled the southwestern Balochistan province, killing over 100 people and leaving thousands of homes completely destroyed.

Addressing a press conference in Quetta, Balochistan Chief Secretary Abdul Azai Aqili said as many as 111 people had lost their lives so far, as a heavy downpour continues to hit the province.

He said the rains had completely destroyed 6,077 houses and damaged over 10,000 homes adding that these were just the official statistics, reports Geo. Aqili said 16 dams sustained minor or major damages, while crops and gardens stretching over two acres of land were also harmed.

“The recent monsoon spell brought more than 500% [as compared to earlier] rain and also severely damaged 2,400 solar panels,” the chief secretary said. He noted that 10 districts in Balochistan were affected due to the rains, but fortunately, the situation at the Kech River was under control.

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