Dam breaks in Pishin amid heavy rains


A dam in Pishin district of Balochistan broke due to heavy rains which wreaked havoc throughout the province claiming 39 lives and causing massive damage on Thursday.

According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority of Balochistan, the rescue teams had shifted the people to a safer place before the breakage of Toor Murga Malikar Dam.

The deputy commissioner and the PDMA teams are there on the spot for the rescue operation, according to the PDMA. “The PDMA’s heavy machinery and ambulances have also been sent to Pishin district for rescue operation,” PDMA Director Faisal Tariq said.

“Relief goods, food, tents, blankets and other items have also been sent to Pishin district,” he added.

According to Levies officials, part of the Valin Dam in the Afghan border area of Qamaruddin also broke, causing water to enter low-lying areas and flooded 11 homes. The affectees have been shifted to safer places.


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