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Death toll rises to 150 in Balochistan

30 June, 2007

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ISLAMABAD: The heavy rain and devastation rendered by flood are unabated and according to the unofficial information the death toll has risen to 150.

According to the details, 15 innocent people have been killed in Khuzdar in last two days.

The relief workers have found 8 death bodies in Nal while thousands of the people are helpless in 30 villages in Gwadar Jewani.

The thousands of the people are trapped in the areas of Panjgur, Gwadar, Pasni, Khuzdar, Lasbela, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad, Jhal Magsi, Bolan, Hernia, Mathri, Sibbi, Zhob and in many other areas of Balochistan. In these areas, the death toll has risen to 150. But there is no conformation from government officials in this regard.

The rail link with Iran has still not been restored since last five days. 1200 army personnel have reached in Turbat for performing the relief activities. The personnel of army force and frontier corps have worked day and night to restore the Quetta-Sibi road.

The sources said that unfortunately 1 million of the population and 8 districts have been affected due to the torrential rain and overflowing of the drains throughout the province. It is expected that Quetta-Karachi route would be opened today and two more days will be required to open coastal highway.

The 8 union councils of district Washiq have been flooded.

In many areas of Balochistan, the rain continued on Saturday. The recruits of Army Forces, Frontier Corps and Navy Force are busy in rescue operation and relief is being provided to the effected people in the areas of Balochistan.

The provincial government has announced the emergency in the areas of Balochistan due to the fear of the break out of epidemic diseases.

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