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Torrential rains wreaks havoc in Sindh, Balochistan

The teams of Pakistan Army and Navy visited Dadu, Jhal Magsi along with medical and engineering teams to assist the civil administration to rescue stranded people to safer places.

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As the current monsoon spell continues, Torrential rains on Saturday wreaked havoc in parts of Sindh and Balochistan.

Heavy rains have triggered flash floods that closed highways at several places and disrupted gas supply.

In Sindh, many villages and standing, crops over a vast area were effected in Kachho, Dadu district of Sindh after the Nai Gaj river burst its banks following heavy rains.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said that recent rains and hill torrents caused damage to Nai Gaj river, breaching the flood protection embankment. Because of the hill torrents and the breach of the embankment, 12 villages were affected.

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On Sunday after the recent monsoon rains breached the flood protection bund of the Nai Gaj Dam and marooned people residing in surrounding areas, Pakistan Army continued rescue and relief efforts.

“Pakistan Army troops [are] busy in relief & rescue efforts in various areas of Dadu to help people affected by recent hill torrent and breach of Flood Protection Bund of Nai Gaj Dam,” said the ISPR on Sunday

As reported, the situation in Kachho aggravated Saturday morning when heavy rain and water from different streams and hill torrents in the district, as well as the neighbouring Khuzdar and other areas of Kalat division in Balochistan, flooded the Nai Gaj river.

The breach in the Gaj riverbank occured in front of Moulvi Noor Mohammad village. The gushing water flooded several villages in five union councils.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.