Balochistan closes schools for two more days due to rains, flooding

By PPI News Agency Apr15,2024

QUETTA: Balochistan government has decided that schools will remain closed for two more days (Monday and Tuesday) due to trouble caused by rains and flooding in various areas, officials said on Monday.

The rain and urban flooding emergency was declared in Balochistan in the wake of torrential rains in the province. Chief Minister Balochistan Sarfaraz Bugti presided a meeting attended by PDMA officials and Divisional Commissioners where he was dismayed over not addressing the public complaints.

The Met Office forecast rainfall in over 25 districts of Balochistan on third day of the wet spell in the province, as least 10 persons have lost their lives in lightning strikes, roof collapse and other rain-related incidents.

Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has said that 15 houses were damaged in Pishin during rainfall. “The roads of Hanna Orak and Chashma Achozai, which were closed by flash floods, have been restored”, PDMA stated. “The water flowing at Pinjra Pull point in Bolan Pass,” PDMA said.

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