As many as 25 people were killed in rain-related incidents in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, according to a media report citing the provincial disaster management authority (PDMA), APA reports citing newsd.
Heavy rains with strong winds started in various districts of Balochistan on Monday, resulting in a number of accidents, Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday.
“Over 200 houses were damaged and about 2,000 animals perished in heavy rains,” Ahmad Nasar, the director-general of PDMA as quoted by Xinhua. He added that the heavy downpour also caused flash-flooding in large water drainage and inundated several low-lying areas.
“Over 40 people were injured in the rains,” the PDMA director-general said further. Meteorologist Jawad Memon has forecast more rains coupled with thunderstorms in Karachi after 2 pm on Tuesday under the season’s first monsoon spell, The News International reported.
“Light-to-heavy rains are expected in Karachi after 2 or 3 pm,” the meteorologist has said. In a statement, the Pakistan Meteorological Department has said that rain with thundershower was expected in Sindh, Balochistan, Islamabad, upper Punjab and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday.