QUETTA - Nine people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents in different parts of Balochistan while several villages inundated due to flash flood and hill torrents following heavy downpours in vast areas of eastern Balochistan. Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority Tahir Munir Minhas informed this while addressing a news conference at his office in Quetta on Saturday. He said Kalat, Khuzdar and Loralai districts were worst affected among the others where 12 trucks carrying relief goods, medicines and other necessities had so far been dispatched. Tahir Munir Minhas said nine people have so far been killed in rain-related incidents in Loralai, industrial town of Hub in Lasbela and Duki during the past four days. He said two boys belonging to Karachi were swept away in flash flood in Hub River when they were taking bath while their bodies were sent to Karachi for burial. He said that a red alert had been declared in Kohlu, Barkhan and Musakhel areas. Tahir Munir said that Jaffarabad, Naseerabad, Kohlu, Zhob, Sherani, Barkhan and Quetta received substantial rains but three districts were worst affected where relief operation is under way. He said that Eid holidays of PMDA officials were cancelled and all the employees had been asked to ensure their presence following the directives of Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani. Responding to a question over slow pace of relief efforts in affected areas, Minhas said PDMA is facing paucity of resources and manpower; however, PDMA in its capacity making utmost efforts to provide maximum relief to the people. Meanwhile, around 56,000 cusecs water is passing through Nari River in Sibi on Saturday as the water level is increasing. It is a very heavy discharge that may devastate the entire plains of Kachhi. People from Khuzdar and Kalat also complained about the slow pace of relief efforts as eight more people received injuries as roof of their mudhouse collapsed in Khark area of Khuzdar on Saturday. Women and children were among the injured who had later been shifted to hospital.