QUETTA: As many as ten deaths have been confirmed in rain and flood related incidents in different parts of Balochistan.
This was stated by Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority PDMA Khalid Baloch and Secretary Information Qamar Masood At a joint Press briefing here Sunday.
Three women were swept away in a stream near Turbat. But concerned quarters could not be contacted to confirm the report.
They said five deaths were reported when a factory wall fell on a hut in Hub yesterday. Three deaths were reported form Tehsil Naal and one each in Loralai and Jhal Magsi.
Answering a question DG PDMA said death in Turbat could not be confirmed as no contact was made with DC.
A report form Turbat said some Zaireen were coming to Turbat form Karachi. While crossing flood Surap river near Turbat six of them swept away. Dead bodies of three women were recovered while three were still missing. Administration stopped search today following fresh heavy spell of rain today.
They said in Naal a roof collapsed in which three persons two children a woman were killed.
They told that Loralai and Jhal Magsi were worst hit by rains and floods. There is rain water in Nasirabad and Jaffarabad but there is no flooding there.
They could not firm number of affectees by said 19 villages were affected in Jhal Magsi and 9 in Gandava. There was no report of any injured person.
They said a truck load of relief goods was sent to Jhal Magsi. But due to dislocation of road, assistance of Army has been sought. Army and FC troops are present in Notal. He said DC said since they could not take the goods to the affected areas he asked for airlift of these goods.
They said 1200 tents and 2500 foot packs including atta, sugar, tea and pulses have been sent to Jhal Magsi. This ration is enough for one family for a week.
He aid people have now shifted to safer places.
CONTROL ROOM: According to Commissioner Metropolitan Corporation Haji Ali Baloch a control has been setup to meet possible flooding situation in Quetta during monsoon rains and staff leaves have been cancelled. They have been directed to remain present at place of duty round the clock. Quetta city has been divided into two zones. Every zone would be supervised by two Chief Sanitary Inspector and Sanitary Inspector.
He said steps are afoot to improve situation during monsoon rains, Eidul Fitr and Independence Day. Mushtaq Payara would be in charge of Control room to save citizens form flood water. He said staff member showing lapse would be sacked. He said night sweeping has been started on important roads in the city Jinnah road, Suraj Ganj Bazar, Kandahari Bazar, Fatima Jinnah road, Prince road, Liaqat Bazaar, MecConghy road. Washing of roads and trees would be carried out.