Four days since Sindh-Balochistan land route cut off by floods

Bridges washed away and roads damages in many areas: No mobile signal, no electricity: Three women dead in KP’s roof collapses: Flood warning in Tank: Avalanche-hit Chitral roads reopen

By: News Desk
Published: 10:17 AM, 28 Jul, 2022
Four days since Sindh-Balochistan land route cut off by floods
Caption: A view of floodwater in Lasbela.
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Due to heavy rains in Balochistan, nine bridges were washed away in flood relays and the roads between many tehsils and cities including Othal, Windar, and Bela were completely cut off and it has been four days since the land route of the province with neighbouring Sindh was disconnected and was awaiting repairs.

There was no mobile signal, and no electricity adding problems for the residents of the areas, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

A large number of people were stuck due to water downpours. 

Aerial monitoring in Lasbela 

Flood disasters are continuing to play havoc in Balochistan.

Provincial authorities have launched an airlift operation to evacuate more than 200 people stuck in floodwaters in Lasbela.

Also, due to the heavy rain in Kalat, the connecting roads of the rural areas were also washed away.

Land route disconnected 

The land route between Karachi and Quetta has also not been restored in Hab even after four days. Quetta-Karachi road has been disconnected for over four days now and bridges have also been disconnected at Wadh Bela, Othal, Wnadar, and Gaddani areas putting passengers and commuters a great difficulty. 

KP, Chitral flood situation

Three women including a woman died while four others sustained injuries in separate incidents of roof collapse due to heavy rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

According to the rescue sources, the first incident took place in Nai Abadi area of Jamrud, where the roof of a house collapsed, killing a woman and her daughter, and leaving two others with injuries.

While in Bara tehsil, a youth was injured seriously in a roof collapse incident.

All those who sustained injuries had been shifted to hospitals. Relief operations were also underway by the locals.

In another incident, the roof of a house collapsed in Faqir Klay, a suburban area of Peshawar, leaving three women buried under the debris, according to Rescue 1122.

On information, the Rescue 1122 disaster and medical teams reached the spot and rescued the women. They, in a Rescue 1122 ambulance, were rushed to a hospital where doctors pronounced 55-year-old woman of them dead.

On the other hand, heavy rains in the mountains have caused flooding in the rivers and canals of Tank district. Rainwater has started flowing on the Tank-Wanna Road.

Wanna Road has blocked near Jindola; a truck has been swept away in the rainwater.

The land connection of dozens of villages in Tank district have been cut off due to flooding in the area.

The administration has also issued an emergency alert about urban flooding.

Announcements were also made from the mosques that people should move to safe places.

Meanwhile, the National Highway Authority (NHA) has opened the avalanche-hit roads for traffic.

With the opening of Peshawar Highway and other roads, Chitral’s connection with other areas of the country has been restored.

In Chitral, the locals and tourists have started travelling towards their destinations after clearing of the roads.

It is to be noted here that due to heavy rains in Chitral, and the devastating floods caused by avalanches on the mountains, the roads of various valleys including the Peshawar Highway were blocked.

However, the NHA worked day and night to open those roads for traffic which will not only make it easier for the local people to travel their destinations but the tourists will also be able to travel with ease.

More rains in Karachi today 

In Karachi, the ongoing longest spell of monsoon rains has also played havoc infront of all the measures of civil administration. Rain water is inundated in low-lying areas and also Sindh Secretariat, SHC, and Burns Road. 

Met Office has forecast heavy rain in the port city. Monsoon currents are continuously penetrating in upper and lower parts of the country and likely to strengthen in upper parts during next 24 hours.

More rain-wind/thundershower is expected in upper/central Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, north/eastern Balochistan, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Isolated heavy falls are likely in Kashmir, upper Punjab, Islamabad, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and northeastern Balochistan.

Rain-wind/thundershower (with isolated heavy fall) occurred in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, Islamabad, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.

Rainfall (mm): Sindh: Khairpur 88, Dadu 45, Mithi 22, Karachi (Gulshan-e-Hadeed 17, Korangi 10, Orangi 07, Faisal Base, Masroor Base 05, DHA 04, Kemari, Nazimabad, University Road 03, Jinnah Terminal, Quaidabad, Kemari, Surjani, Saadi Town 02, North Karachi, Gadap Town, MOS 01), Jacobabad 17, Sukkur 16, Larkana, Rohri 13, Badin 11, Padidan 06, Mohenjo Daro 04, Shaheed Benazirabad 03, Hyderabad 02, Chhor, Mirpurkhas, Sakrand 01, Punjab: Sialkot (city) 35, Hafizabad 19, Narowal 17, Islamabad (Bokra 11, Saidpur 05, Zero point 02), Gujranwala 08, Rawalpindi (Chaklala 11, Shamsabad 04), Gujrat, Khanpur 05, Mandi Bahauddin, Jhelum 04, Mangla 02, Bahawalpur (City 02, Airport 01), Murree, Sargodha 01, Balochistan: Lasbella 28, Turbat 22, Ormara 12, Gwadar 07, Khuzdar 01, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Kakul 28, Balakot 26, Cherat 15, Takht Bhai 08, Bacha Khan Airport, Malam Jabba 04, Dir 03, Kashmir: Kotli 19, Muzaffarabad (Airport 04, City 03), Rawalakot 03, Garhidupatta 01, Gilgit-Baltistan: Astore 07 and Skardu 03.

Today’s Highest Maximum Temperature’s (°C): Chillas 43, Gilgit, Nokkundi 39, Dalbandin and Drosh 38.

Reporters Daniyal Syed, Jahanzeb Afridi, Amir Shehzad and Gul Hammad Farooqi