Eight Awaran

Eight die in Awaran as vehicle swept away by deluge

Awaran, The Gulf Observer: At least eight members of a family, mostly children, on Saturday died when a flash flood swept away their vehicle in the Awaran district of Balochistan, Pakistan.

Levies sources said the hapless family was travelling towards Jhao tehsil of Awaran when their vehicle was carried away by the deluge.

The victims included three minor girls, three minor boys and two men.

The Levies force and local tribesmen reached the scene and fished out the bodies.

They were then shifted to Jhao Tehsil Hospital.

Heartbreaking scenes were witnessed at the hospital when the bodies were brought there. Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo expressed his grief and sorrow over the tragic incident.

In a statement, Bizenjo directed the administration to provide all possible support to the relatives of the family.Awaran, Quetta and other districts of Balochistan received rainfall during the day.