Torrential rains kill two in Panjgur

Injure more than a dozen people, cause damage to houses


Mohammad Zafar May 02, 2021
Several mudhouses caved in to heavy downpour in Panjgur district of Balochistan. PHOTO: PPI

QUETTA:

At least two people were killed and more than a dozen were injured as torrential rains damaged houses in Panjgur district of Balochistan.

The torrential rains and hailstones started Friday afternoon caused flood and mud, debris and rainwater entered into houses in Tusp Khuda-Badan, Girmakan, Wasbod Kilag, Irap, Damb and other areas of the district.

“We did not break fast till late evening as water entered our house and we were trying to keep our stuff safe,” said Anwar Azad, a resident of Dumb. He added flood not only destroyed our valuable stuff and furniture but also damaged walls of our house.

According to locals of the area, walls of more than a hundred houses in Dumb, Irap, Qadirsbad, Saravan and adjacent areas were collapsed and dozens of livestock and two vehicles were washed away in the flash floods, while the situation compelled people to spend whole night in open sky.

Panjgur Deputy Commissioner Abdul Razzaq Sasoli, SP Captain (retd) Zuhaib Mushin, Commandant Frontier Corps (FC) Panjgur Rifles and other officials visited the flood-affected areas, examined the damages caused by flash floods and assured public of financial and manpower support.

Sasoli assured people that Levies, police and FC men were on the ground helping affected people and taking part in rescue operation, adding the government would compensate flood-affected people.

Following the situation emerged after heavy rain and flood, Panjgur Rifles FC set up an emergency cell in the town through which affectees would be assisted.

“All flood-affectees are directed to submit their claims and other details with Emergency Cell or contact officials at the helpline, 0855641240,” said Panjgur FC in a statement issued on Saturday.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 2nd, 2021.

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