QUETTA: Torrential rains in various areas of Balochistan continue to pour today and have wreaked damages to a great degree, due to which as many as seven people have been killed.

The low lying areas were submerged with several link roads being washed away.

A flood situation occurred after a breach in Jhal Magsi’s dyke, whereas the drains in surrounding areas of Chaman and Zhob overflowed after heavy downpour.

Many dilapidated houses were demolished and at least four people lost their lives as roof of a house fell in Zhob.

Heavy rains also lashed Makran, Sibbi and Dilbandin.

A strong weather system, located over Iran, gripped Balochistan on Thursday, producing widespread rains.

Met Office had forecasted heavy thundershowers at times very heavy in Zhob, Quetta, Sibbi, Kalat and Makran, Naseerabad divisions.

In view of the abundant shower in the province, Commissioner Quetta has revoked the holidays of relevant departments and has also issued alerts in Qila Abdullah, Pashin, Chaghi and Noshki to meet any emergency situation.

Meanwhile, at least three people were killed today in rain-triggered road accident near Islamabad.

Officials said the mishap occurred at Murree road where a passenger van collided with a tanker, killing driver of the van and two passengers.

The injured were shifted to PIMS and Poly Clinic hospitals in Islamabad. Police and rescue officials said slipperiness caused the incident.