Pre-monsoon rains wreaked havoc in various parts of Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, causing flooding and roof collapses, damaging crops and property, and leaving several people dead and were injured, according to the provincial disaster management authorities.
In Sonari area of Kohlu in Balochistan, a road linking the community with Quetta was swept away by flooding and several bridges were damaged, the Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said. in statement on Tuesday. The floods were also demolished electric poles in Kohlu and rain in Barkhan damaged crops.
many parts of the province continues to lash the rains, with reports of heavy rains in Sibi, Kohlu, Ziarat, Quetta, Chaman, Harnai, Loralai, Sherani, Musa Khel, Barkhan and Zhob, TIR reported.
Thunderstorms and gusty winds reported in Sibi, Kohlu, Ziarat, Quetta, Harnai, Loralai, Sherani, Musahel, Barkhan, Zhob, Kalat and Khuzdar, these are added.
In Seabee, according to PDMA, four women and a man was killed when the raging torrents washed away truck on Sunday.
According to Lewis, the tragedy occurred place when truck tried to cross the river Bezha, despite severe flooding. ” truck carried about 25 people and their livestock,” according to Bahadur Khan, an eyewitness who was injured in accident.
Citing the Met Office, the PDMA statement says that current spelling of pre-monsoon rains in Balochistan was expected to last until Wednesday (tomorrow).
Meanwhile, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Disaster Management Authority released a report. on Monday, saying three children were injured in rain related incidents in provinces over in past 24 hours.
According to the report, children were injured when the roof of a house collapsed due to heavy rain in Dera Ismail Khan Province area. In addition, three cattle head were killed in incident, the report said.
On Monday, PDMA reported that the flow of the rivers were fine in However, flooding caused by a glacial lake outburst was reported in the province. in in remote Ixperu Goal area of Terich village of Upper Chitral that damaged the 50 kV microgidel power station in in area.
PDMA also said that from Sunday to Monday the Kalkot-Daba road in Upper Dir and also Swat-Shangal main road in Machara area of Alpuri of The Shangla area was blocked due to landslides but was later cleared.
NDMA Warns of floods, landslides
Earlier, the National Disaster Management Authority issued a statement. warning of a new rain spell causes landslides in vulnerabilities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Galat, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Monday to Wednesday as per effect of a new weather system.
Strong weather system likely to hit the top and center of country on On Monday, he said, adding that he probably cause heavy rain, strong wind with isolated hail in Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (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, Murri, Galiat, Attoq, Chakwal, Jhelum, Mianwali, Sargodha, Khushab, Bhakkar, Laya, Dera Ghazi Khan, Hafizabad, Faisalabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Toba Tek Singh, Jang, Sialkot, Narowal , Lahore, Sheikhupura, Okara, Kasur, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Bahawalnagar and Multan), Kashmir (Bhimber, Kotli, Mirpur, Poonch, Bagh, Haveli, Hattian, Muzaffarabad and Neelum Valley), Gilgit-Baltistan (Astore, Gizer, Gilgit, Diamer, Hunza and Skardu) and northeastern Balochistan (Zhob, Sherani, Musa Khel, Kohlu and Barkhan).
Heavy rains could cause flash floods, the statement said. in local nulls and rivers of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and northeast Balochistan, adding that hurricanes can damage loose structures. in these areas.
The wind and rain were also expected in Sukkur, Larkana, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Jakobabad, Shahid Benazirabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Karachi, Dera Bugti, Jaffarabad, Nasirabad, Lasbela and Khuzdar from June 21 (evening/night) to June 22, the statement said.
Travelers were advised remain especially cautious during the forecast period and avoid unnecessary travel, he said.
clean risk of flood in Karachi, other big cities
On Tuesday, Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman also said big parts of country can face floods in in aftermath of heavy rains in coming days, adding what was “clear risk of flood in Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Islamabad, etc. big cities”.
warning from minister came in statement that also carried directives for relevant federal and provincial departments to take action to address with any possible disaster.
“Instructions have been issued for resource mobilization and emergency planning on district level to solve with [potential] floods,” it said.
In a statement, Rehman specifically warned against possible “danger” in urban areas like result of heavy rains and said that Pakistan is likely to see rain in in current rainy season until at least August.
“Punjab and Sindh are expected to receive above average rainfall,” she said. added.
minister said there is also probability of flood in rivers, streams and nulls in country.
“Some forecasts even predict that Pakistan may have to face a flood-like a similar situation one in 2010,” she said.
According to Dawn author’s opinion, destructive floods more than a decade ago influenced over 20 million people distribute over one-fifth of land of country.
Read: Still abandoned after the 2010 flood in Pakistan
Rehman also mentioned the plight in India and Bangladesh, where torrential rains and subsequent flooding have resulted in several deaths. in last days.
“There is an emergency in India and Bangladesh before start of monsoon,” she said.