Death toll from Balochistan floods reaches to 136
Flash floods during the third spell of monsoon rains wreaked havoc in different parts of Balochistan, raising the death toll to 136 with nine more deaths as well as demolishing roads and bridges.
According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), 136 deaths have been reported in flood and rain related incidents, including 56 men, 33 women and 47 children, while 70 people sustained injuries.
According to the PDMA report, 13,535 houses were slightly damaged and 3,406 houses were completely destroyed due to rains, 16 bridges and 640 km of roads were damaged in different districts.
The recent wave of monsoon rains and flash floods not only swept away many roads, but also demolished mud-houses and inundated several towns mainly in Zhob, Lasbela, Bolan and Sibi districts.
The provincial government, Pakistan Army, PDMA and other relevant departments are continuing relief and rescue operations by shifting the worst-affected people to safer locations and providing health and other necessary assistance.