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Over 15 killed in Balochistan flash floods

QUETTA -UNS: Over 15 people were killed and scores more people were injured in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Balochistan, officials said Sunday.

“Heavy rainfall on Friday triggered flash floods which swept away mud houses Lasbela district of Balochistan causing damage to life and property,” Hashim Ghilzai, a district administration official told AFP.

“The rain had swept away 14 people and we have recovered 11 dead bodies today while three people are still missing,” he said.

Provincial disaster management authorities said twenty house had been damaged by the flash floods.

Abuzar Ghaffari, chief of paramilitary troops in the area, said they were searching for dead bodies with the help of sniffer dogs.

Poorly built homes across Pakistan, particularly in rural areas, are susceptible to collapse during the annual spring and monsoon rains in July-August, which are often heavy.

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