QUETTA: At least three people were killed and five others injured in different rain incidents in Balochistan on Saturday.
According to a statement issued by Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani, a flood-like situation was forming in the province, with dams overflowing due to persistent rain the province for the last two days.
He said three people have been killed and five others injured due to torrential rains and floods. It had added the heavy downpour may generate flash flooding in local nullahs, advising all concerned authorities to remain on alert.
Shahwani further said that the chief minister was supervising the situation and that tents and other aid were being sent to affected areas. The provincial authorities are working on opening Gawadar, Bolan and other roads, the spokesman added.
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Friday had issued a weather advisory for more rain in the province till Sunday morning.
“More rain and wind-thundershower is expected in most parts of Balochistan from Friday to Sunday morning. Heavy falls are expected in Kalat, Khuzdar, Lasbella, Awaran, Panjgur, Ketch and Gwadar during the period,” PMD said.
On Thursday, it had forecast heavy rainfall in Sindh, South Punjab and eastern parts of Balochistan from Friday till Saturday along with a warning of urban flooding for Karachi and Hyderabad.
At least 11 people have now died in separate rain-related incidents in the metropolis during the current monsoon spell as Karachi again received moderate showers for the third consecutive day today (Saturday).
According to details, almost 8 people, including two children, were killed due to electrocution while a 12-year-old boy died after drowning in a canal near Bhains Colony in Karachi’s Surjani Town.