Lightning killed two people and 50 cattle in Pishin, Balochistan

Lightning killed two people

Lightning killed two people and 50 cattle in Pishin, Balochistan

Severe lightning has killed two people and a large number of livestock including 50 cows and buffaloes in Saranan town of Pishin district, Balochistan.

There were lightning incidents at three places late at night in the Saranan area. Fatal lightning fell on the huts of nomads. According to media reports, three huts were burnt down due to the lightning strike which killed two people with 50 cows and buffaloes.

It came after the western wind system entered Balochistan from the south and north. The western system has started a new series of violent rains in the coastal and northern upper regions of Balochistan.

According to PDMA (Provincial Disaster Management Authority) Balochistan, the western system has affected the Pakistan-Afghanistan and Pakistan-Iran border areas.

It includes Chaman, Qila Abdullah, Pishin, Ziarat, Khanuzai, Muslim Bagh, Dalbandin, and various areas of Chagai and Nushki. All these areas are affected by the stormy rain.

Apart from these areas, there is also severe rain in Toba Achakzai, Harmzai, Toba Kakadi, Jangal Pir Alizai, Saranan, Gulistan, Shelia Bagh, and Kozhak Top.

The new rain series began yesterday evening and flooded main roads and streets with knee-high water. It submerged low-lying neighborhoods of Gwadar and surrounding districts. Heavy rains delayed traffic and blocked roads in the Kech district, Makran, Pasni, Ormara, and other coastal towns.

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According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PDMA), 21 millimeters of rain fell in Gwadar over the last 24 hours, 10mm in Turbat, and 2mm in Ormara and Jiwani.

It also warned of flash floods in the local nullahs of Gwadar, Kech, Turbat, and Panjgur. According to PDMA, stormy snowfall with rain can also hinder traffic in northern Balochistan until March 12, 2024.

There is also a prediction of potential snowfall in northern Balochistan including Quetta. Hence, PDMA advised authorities to take precautions and transfer coastal residents to safer refugees.

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