Friday, 23 July 2010

Heavy rains, floods kill over 40 in Balochistan

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Occupied Balochistan,BARKHAN:Over 40 people, including women and children, have died and dozens reported missing due to torrential rains and flooding in parts of Balochistan, officials said on Thursday.

Flash floods following heavy rains over the past few days swept away about 50 people in Barkhan and Kohlu areas of Balochistan province. Provincial Disaster Management Authority chief Hassan Baloch said 30 people had died in Barkhan and 20 others were missing.

Torrential rains in Barkhan district caused flooding in the Han rivulet that washed away hundreds of mud houses, officials said. They said the rains and floods had severed all means of communication and authorities were trying to re-establish contact with flood-hit areas.

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