Ref: OCHA/GVA - 98/0166
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
5 March 1998
1. Following torrential rains and a tornado, which hit Turbat and surrounding areas of the Makran Coastal Range of the Province of Balochistan/Pakistan on 3 March 1998, the Provincial Government has reported that there are so far 150 dead and over 500 people are missing. In addition, approximately 3,000 houses have been washed away and hundreds of livestock have also been killed. An overall assessment of the damage is being conducted.