Pre-monsoon rains cause floods, damage crops in Balochistan – Pakistan

According to local disaster management authorities, pre-monsoon rains caused heavy damage to Baluchistan and Khyber Paktunk and other areas, causing flooding, roofs toppling, crops and property damage, and several deaths and injuries.

In the Sonari district of Kohlu, Balochistan, a road linking the region and Quetta was lost in flooding and several bridges were damaged, the State Disaster Management Administration (PDMA) said in a statement on Tuesday. Floods also swept power poles in Kohlu and torrential rains in Barkhan damaged crops.

PDMA reports that rain continues in many areas, including heavy rains in Sibi, Kolu, Giarat, Quetta, Chaman, Harnai, Loralai, Sherani, Musa Kel, Barkan and Zov.

Thunderstorms and gusts have been reported in Sibi, Kohlu, Ziarat, Quetta, Harnai, Loralai, Sherani, Musakhel, Barkhan, Zhob, Kalat and Khuzdar, he added.

The PDMA said violent torrents swept a truck in Sibi on Sunday, killing four women and one man.

According to Levies, the tragedy occurred when a truck tried to cross the Beji River despite a major flood. “There were about 25 people and livestock on the truck,” said Bahadur Khan, an eyewitness to the accident.

The PDMA statement, citing the Bureau of Meteorology, said current pre-monsoon rain orders for Balochistan are expected to continue through Wednesday (tomorrow).

Meanwhile, the Kyber Paktunhua Disaster Management Agency said in a report Monday that three children were injured in rain-related accidents in the province in the past 24 hours.

According to reports, children were injured when the roof of a house collapsed in heavy rain in the province’s Dera Ismail Khan district. In addition, three cattle heads were killed in the incident, the report said.

Although river flow in the region was normal, PDMA said on Monday, glacial lake blast flooding was reported in the remote Ishperu Gol region of the town of Terich in Upper Chitral, and the region’s 50 kV micro- The Heidel Power Plant has been damaged.

The PDMA also said that between Sunday and Monday, the main Swat-Shangal Road in Machar District of Alpuri, Shangla District and Kalkot Daba Road in Upper Dir were blocked by landslides but were later cleared.

NDMA warns of floods, landslides

Prior to this, the National Disaster Management Authority said between Monday and Wednesday that the impact of the new weather system will affect Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galyat, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Baltistan issued a warning statement about new rain causing landslides in vulnerable areas.

Strong weather systems are likely to hit the central regions of the country on Monday, with Islamabad, Khyber Paktunkwa (Chitral, Dir, Swat, Buner, Shangla, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan) , Charsadda, Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Kurram, Kohat, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan and Waziristan), Punjab (Rawalpindi, Murree, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Bhak Khushab, Bhak) , Hafizabad, Faisalabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Sheikhupura, Okara, Bahawal, and Multan), Kashmir (Bhimber, Kotli, Mirpur, Poonch, Baglumh, Haveli, Hattian, and Muzaffara Valley). ), Gilgit-Baltistan (Astore, Ghizer, Gilgit, Diamer, Hunza and Skardu) and northeast Balochistan (Zhob, Sherani, Musa Khel, Kohlu and Barkhan).

The statement states that heavy rains could cause flash flooding on the Nullawa River in the areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Khyber Paktunkwa, Punjab, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and northeastern Balochistan, causing storms to occur on loose structures in the area. added that it can.

From 21 June (evening/night) to 22 June wind and rain also in Sukkur, Larkana, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Karachi, Dera Bugti, Jaffarabad, Naseerabad, Lasbela and Khuzdar. It was expected. The statement said

Travelers are advised to exercise extreme caution and avoid unnecessary travel during the forecast period.

Flood risk clear to other metropolis Karachi

Climate Change Minister Sheri Lehman on Tuesday also said that most of the country could face flooding in the aftermath of torrential rains over the next few days, saying “Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Islamabad and other large cities”.

The minister’s warning came in a statement that also included instructions to relevant federal and local departments to take action to respond to a potential disaster.

“At the district level, directives have been issued to mobilize resources and develop contingency plans. [potential] Flood,” the statement was issued.

In a statement, Rehman cautioned against the possibility of “dangerous” in urban areas from heavy rain, saying Pakistan is likely to see rain during the current monsoon season until at least August.

“We expect to see above-average rainfall in Punjab and Sindh,” she added.

The minister also said there is a potential for flooding in the country’s rivers, streams and Nullah.

“Some forecasts predict that Pakistan may face a flood-like situation similar to 2010,” she said.

According to Serb According to Opinion Peace, a devastating flood more than a decade ago affected more than 20 million people across a fifth of the country’s land.

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Rehman also commented on the disaster situation in India and Bangladesh. In India and Bangladesh, heavy rains and floods have killed several people in recent days.

“Even before the monsoon starts, there are emergency situations in India and Bangladesh,” she said.