Pakistan: Heavy rains batter Balochistan, several houses damaged
Quetta: Heavy rainfall battered several regions of Pakistan's Balochistan region over the last four days, causing damage to houses, media reports said.
Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Director General Naseer Ahmed told Dawn.com four people had died in rain-related incidents on April 27.
He said that one person had died in a road accident in Turbat, a woman had died in Lasbela after being struck by lightning, and two children had died in Khuzdar after lightning struck their house.
“Dozens of houses have been damaged due to yesterday’s rainfall in Panjgur district,” he went on to say, adding that PDMA and district officials had shifted citizens to safer areas.
He said that currently, more than 20 districts of the province were under the grip of monsoon rains, adding that the PDMA had already issued alerts and deployed teams.