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Torrential rains lash Gwadar, parts of Baluchistan leaving communication system in disarray

Coastal towns of Jiwani, Pasni, and Ormara also received heavy rainfall.

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Torrential rains lash Gwadar, parts of Baluchistan leaving the communication system in disarray.

Heavy rains have been continuing in various cities of Balochistan including Gwadar since last night which has inundated the low-lying areas.

As being reported, rainwater entered houses in the southern part of the port city of Gwadar, while in shops at Airport Road and Ladies Market. 

Coastal towns of Jiwani, Pasni, and Ormara also received heavy rainfall.

Heavy rainfall also damaged several houses in Dasht Bilingor, Dalesar, Balkross, and Kashap.

The authorities have sent emergency teams for relief operations in Bilingor.

According to the Meteorological Department, 57.2 mm of rain has been recorded in Gwadar so far while the communication system has been severely affected by the torrential rains.

Many people from the affected areas took to Twitter to share the situation in the rain-affected areas of Baluchistan, including Gawadar.

https://twitter.com/TAAKVIEM/status/1478259260437843968

https://twitter.com/Pak_Weather/status/1478242187804565505

https://twitter.com/Pak_Weather/status/1478113896095313922

https://twitter.com/Achakzaiym/status/1478223653552762882

https://twitter.com/MHidayatRehman/status/1478264283972648960

 

According to the meteorological department, a rain system is still in place in different areas including Gwadar district due to which more rains are also expected.

According to the meteorological department, the highest rainfall of 70 mm was recorded in Pasni, 57 mm in Gwadar, 27 mm in Ormara, 24 mm in Ketch and Giwani, and 8 mm in Quetta, and 4 mm in Kalat. Khuzdar, Dalbandin, and Panjgur received 3 mm of rainfall.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted a wet spell in the coastal belt of Balochistan that will last till January 06.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
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.