Pakistan - Severe weather (PMD, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 January 2020)

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  • Heavy snow and rain have been reported across Pakistan leading to fatalities and damage.

  • According to media, at least 14 people died as a result of heavy snow in several parts of Balochistan (south-west Pakistan), while 5 people died due to heavy rain in Rajanpur District (Punjab Province, eastern Pakistan). There are reports that a dam broke in Kech District (Baalochistan), damaging many houses.

  • Several areas remain isolated, rescue and relief operations are hampered by the closure of main roads. A state of emergency has been declared for Mastung, Qila Abdullah, Kech, Ziarat, Harnai, and Pishin districts (Balochistan).

  • In the next 24 hours, heavy rain and snow are forecast over northern areas of Pakistan, while warnings for rain induced landslides have been issued for several districts in central and northern Pakistan.