Flash floods in Pakistan disrupt mobile internet connectivity in Baluchistan province
Islamabad: As flash floods wreak havoc in Pakistan, Baluchistan province was cut off from digital connectivity on Saturday, nearly isolating the region from the rest of the country. Many lost communication with the rest of the country after overnight rains cut fiber optics in three places. There were no mobile or internet services available. The destruction of infrastructure and the breakdown of communication links caused by the incessant rains have added to the difficulties of the relief authorities working in the region.Also Read – Arshdeep Singh Catch Row: BJP Leader Files Police Complaint Against Mohd Zubair For ‘Defaming’ Sikh Community
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PTA is monitoring the situation closely. Work is underway to fully restore services.
— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) August 27, 2022
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Following flash flooding, flight operations to and from Quetta airport were also suspended while a key rail bridge linking the city to other parts also collapsed, physically isolating the province from the rest of the country.
According to the report by the National Disaster Management Authority, 34 more people died in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 937 across the country, while 1,343 were injured.
670,000 houses were damaged while nearly 800,000 animals died in the floods, the report said, adding that the Tarbela dam is filled to capacity while the Chashma dam was about to be filled. More than 30 million people have been hit hard by the floods in Pakistan as the South Asian country seeks support from the world.