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Balochistan Braces for More Rainfall Amid Devastating Floods

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Balochistan is facing a dual crisis as it grapples with devastating floods and braces for another spell of heavy rainfall, raising concerns about further damage and loss of life. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued warnings about the impending wet weather, expected to bring thunderstorms and hailstorms, exacerbating the already dire situation in the region.

The recent floods have taken a heavy toll, with at least 65 individuals losing their lives in rain-related incidents across the country. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) has been particularly hard hit, with 32 fatalities, including 15 children, and significant damage to over 1,300 homes. In Punjab, nearly two dozen individuals, including farmers, fell victim to fatal lightning strikes, adding to the tragedy unfolding in the wake of the torrential rains.

Balochistan, especially areas like Gwadar and Pasni, bore the brunt of the flash floods, with public and private buildings submerged under the deluge. The catastrophic aftermath has left communities reeling, with schools and homes inundated, and residents struggling to salvage their belongings amidst the chaos. The death toll in Balochistan has risen to nine, with nine others injured, underscoring the severity of the situation.

The Balochistan government has declared a state of emergency, mobilizing resources to assist those affected by the floods. However, the scale of destruction is immense, with 40 homes completely destroyed and 80 others partially damaged. Infrastructure, including roads and highways, has been severely impacted, disrupting transportation and communication networks.

Efforts are underway to provide relief and support to the affected communities, highlighting the urgent need for solidarity and swift action in response to the natural disaster. As the region braces for more rainfall and potential flooding, vigilance and preparedness remain crucial to mitigating further harm and ensuring the safety of those at risk.

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