Published: Thursday 30 April 1998


: Pakistan government has declared the flood-hit districts of Tuebat and Guwadar as a calamity-hit area. Fresh flash-floods wreaking havoc in various places continued unabated. Rescue and relief operations are going on and rescue personnel are busy searching for more bodies. Over 500 people have lost their lives, while hundreds have been reported missing. Nearly 300 bodies have been recovered so far, and the toll is expected to be much higher. Baluchistan chief minister Sardar Mahammad Akhtar Mengal has directed the health department to provide Rs 6 million for the flood affected people.

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