Flashflood sweeps away bridge linking Kohlu with Quetta

Gharo villages inundated after tidal flooding sweeps away embankment at Gharo Creek in Thatta

By: News Desk
Published: 12:04 PM, 18 Jun, 2022
Flashflood sweeps away bridge linking Kohlu with Quetta
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Daily life was disrupted after flashfloods triggered by heavy rains hit parts of Balochistan and swept away a link–bridge between Kohlu and the interior Balochistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday. 

The bridge was located in the Sonari area of Balochistan which connects Kohlu with Quetta, Sibbi and the interior Balochistan.  

Heavy rains have been continuing since last night in Kohlu, putting a challenging situation for the city residents.

Rescue teams reached the site and launched the rescue operation. 

Earlier this week, a wind storm lashed Chagai, Nushki, and Washuk and Kharan districts of Rakhshan division in Balochistan.

The new spell of pre-monsoon rains began on Saturday after the rain system entered from Iran. 

Many parts of Chagai district, including the areas near the border with Iran and Afghanistan, received heavy rains, followed by flooding in rainwater streams.

Tidal flooding inundates Thatta villages

A number of villages of the keti Bandar of Gharo city in Sindh inundated as floodwaters swept away embankments, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

As per reports, an embankment broke at the Gharo Creek due to tidal flooding. 

Gharo city is located on the delta of the mighty Arabian Sea. It takes 43 minutes to travel from Gharo to Thatta. Approximate driving distance between Gharo and Thatta is 36 kms or 22.4 miles or 19.4 nautical miles. Thatha is 93 km from provincial capital Karachi. 

The cricket stadium and graveyard of Jameel Shah shrine of Gharo city also inundated. Strong winds and high tides at Arabian Sea caused inundation of villages. 

The victims of affected villages are now living under the open sky without receiving any help. 

Reporters Doran Baloch and Syed Gul Shah