Islamabad [Pakistan]July 6 (ANI): At least 25 people have been killed in rain-related incidents in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, the provincial disaster management authority (PDMA) said in a media report.
The Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday that heavy rains with strong winds had started in various districts of Balochistan on Monday, leading to a number of accidents.
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“Heavy rains have damaged more than 200 homes and killed nearly 2,000 animals,” Ahmed Nasser was quoted as saying by Xinhua, PDMA’s director general.
He added that heavy rains have caused flash floods in large areas and inundated several low-lying areas.
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The PDMA director general added, “More than 40 people were injured in the rain.
Meteorologist Jawad Memon has forecast more rains, including thunderstorms, in Karachi after 2pm on Tuesday under the spell of the first monsoon of the season, The News International reported.
“There is a possibility of light to heavy rain in Karachi after 2 or 3 pm,” the meteorologist said.
In a statement, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said thundershowers were expected in Sindh, Balochistan, Islamabad, Upper Punjab and Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday.
Earlier, at least five members of a family were killed and four others injured in a storm and heavy rain in Pakistan’s Lahore province.
The accident took place when a wall of a house collapsed in Awan Market, Bank Stop area. A 14-year-old boy is the only survivor from the family and five members, including three children, died in the crash, Dawn reported.
According to the PDMA, monsoon rains are expected to continue in various districts of Balochistan till Thursday. (ANI)
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