Quetta, 7 July 2022 (TDI): The Director Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) of Balochistan reported on 6 July 2022 that the heavy rainfall that started on 5 July damaged 200 houses. Almost 2,000 animals also died in the rainfall.

Balochistan’s high rainfall-related number of casualties increased to 39. Eight people died which even including a child due to heavy rainfall in Quetta.  Balochistan government declared Quetta to be a disaster-hit territory.

Damage caused by Flash Floods & Monsoon Rainfalls

Heavy rainfall has affected Pakistan’s north western and southern regions for a few days.  Flash floods due to rainfall are causing damage to the people. People are also dying because of the flood.

People have died and injured and the road sections and houses have been flooded due to heavy rainfall in Balochistan. The most affected city of Balochistan is Quetta.

According to local media sources, flash floods in the region took the lives of several individuals, including five coal mine workers, a farmer and his animals, and two children.

The Home Minister of Balochistan, Mir Zia Lango said that during this monsoon season, farmers have also experienced significant losses. He guaranteed that the provincial government would not leave the people throughout this difficult period.

PDMA Balochistan declared Quetta in a state of emergency due to heavy rainfall.  Quetta district administration and rescue teams launched relief operations to help people.

The northern and central part of Balochistan is considered the most affected regions. Over 50 mud homes fell, according to PDMA authorities, at the Eastern Bypass, Sariab Mills, and other distant districts.

Other regions of Balochistan include Pasni, Turbat, Ormara, Makran, and Panjgur divisions. However, there haven’t been any significant deaths in these areas so far. Army troops in Gwadar also helped the local administration to drain water from floods in different areas of Balochistan.

Muslim Aid Pakistan has been assessing the disastrous situation in the affected region of Pakistan due to monsoon rainfalls. The team will respond to the emergency in Balochistan due to heavy rainfall and assist the people affected by floods.