QUETTA - More than 100 villages of three districts located in south and southeast of Balochistan were badly affected because of heavy downpours and flash floods after torrential rains while the death toll on official level was confirmed as 15 besides perishing hundreds of livestock, damaging rail tracks, roads, bridges, electricity system and crops spreading on thousands of acres. Train service to or from Quetta and other parts of the province remained blocked and disconnected with the country. Road links to Sindh and Punjab as well have been cut off as torrential rains inundated roads at several spots on Friday. The government official confirmed that 15 bodies had been recovered from the worst affected district of Barkhan and some 60 villages had been completely damaged in which around 100,000 population was affected. About 50 people were killed when torrential rains unleashed flash floods in different parts of eastern Balochistan. The district administration so far has failed to make access to a number of areas like Talli, Sultan Kot, Lahri, Bakhtiarabad of Sibi area, Laseeyzai in Kohlu and a number of areas in Barkhan. Though the district administration claimed that relief efforts had already been initiated and the government agencies were providing relief, the reports coming from the flood affected area indicated that the government and its agencies were unable to tackle the situation in view of huge devastation. According to media team which visited Bakhtiarabad of Sibi district, some 180km south-east of Quetta told The Nation that the flood had caused destruction on a large scale in the area as 3 to 4 feet deep water was still standing that had submerged the villages, roads, small bridges and agriculture fields. The people of the area blocked the main Quetta-Sibi-Jacobabad highways while protesting against the failure of the government in coming to their rescue. The protesters burnt used tyres and put big stones to block the vehicular traffic that caused traffic jam for five hours, bringing inconvenience for general public as thousands of cars, buses, wagons, pick ups, trucks, coaches were stuck up. The journalists said that the number of death was not confirmed as the affected were claiming that dozens of people including women and children had died in the floods. However, some of them were also apprehending hundreds due to collapse of mud houses which were inundated in flood water. Former area Nazim Saifullah Dombki said that over 18,000 people were affected only at Bakhtiarabad where hundreds of houses had caved in due to flood water and four deaths had been confirmed while death toll can rise in dozens once the water starts receding. The same media personnel who later visited Tali-Sultan Kot told that the people were complaining against government negligence as 3 to 5 feet deep water was still stagnant there and there was no arrangement for draining out of water from the houses and villages. The local residents were demanding water pumps so that the level of water could be decreased paving the way for rescuing the marooned people and providing relief to them. All shops and houses had been damaged while the streets in Tali area wore a water town look while the people had taken refuge on the roof top of their houses. The people are waiting for government relief operation and helicopters to be airlifted for safer areas. 'No government help is seen except one time food for some people while the people from neighbouring villages or the activists of political parties prepared food and provided to the affected people and the district administrative officials are holed up in their residents and offices in Sibi town, disregard of the difficulties and plights of the flood striken people, said Saleem Gishkoori, social worker and former local Nazim. Talking to The Nation Commissioner Sibi Qamar Masood said that the district administrative officials had been engaged in relief efforts and were doing their best in this regard. He said that the affected people ,in fact, wanted their natural plights to come to an end overnight or in minutes. 'Water level is receding in Talli and Sultan Kot area, he said and added that district administration and Frontier Corps were providing cooked food to 4,000 affected population. He suggested to government that relief be provided for next 15 days. Qamar Masood admitted that the situation at Bakhtiarabad in Sibi district was worse, telling that relief activities had been started as well but it would take time to provide relief to all the affected people. He said that the whole administrative machinery had been engaged round the clock in providing relief to the people. 'Some eight villages in Talli and Sultan Kot and eight in Lahri area including Bakhtiarabad of Sibi district were affected due to flood water while the water damaged 10 villages in Lasseyzai area of district Kohlu Marri area and affected population was estimated as 60,000 in two districts of Kohlu and Sibi, he added. Meanwhile, a collective funeral of 10 people whose bodies had been recovered on Thursday late night was held here in which former Provincial Minister Sardar Abdur Rehman Khaithran and administrative officials also participated. The reports coming from Barkhan claimed that five more bodies had been found in flood water while around three dozens of people were still missing and they were suspected to have died in floods. The people are complaining governments inability to provide relief to the affected people and to help them in searching their dear and near ones. Commissioner Loralai Division Ikhtiar Bungalzai who was also present at Barkhan told newsmen that no chopper had reached as yet for the rescue operation in the area while the relief good that were dispatched from Quetta by Provincial Disaster Management Authority had also not reached. The district administration was providing relief at its own and with the help of Frontier Corps Balochistan. He said he had requested the government to provide more and more resources for the relief of the people. According to ISPR, four Army helicopters have reached Kohlu and Sibi carrying relief goods, doctors and medicines and started rescue operation. The 600 personnel of Pakistan army southern command evacuating trapped people to safer places through boats and helicopters as relief camps have been established for flood victims. Our staff reporter from Daska adds: As many as 21 villages, 11 in Pasrur tehsil and 10 in Daska and Sambrial tehsils were inundated due to the flooded seasonal nullahs Dek and Aik. The sources said the flash flood in two nullahs on Friday near Pasrur inundated 70 acres agricultural land and 21 villages including Bhopalwala, Gadiyaala, Puraaney Ke, Lodhikey Cheema, Umer Ke, Ahmadabad, Kot Dhiyaani, Behdar and others. The situation however, is under control, officials said. No loss of property or life was reported.