Hundreds head of cattle were killed, power supply was cut and a hundreds were left homeless after an apocalyptic hail storm and heavy rainfall devastated a vast area of Kachhi district, officials said on Friday.
One person was killed and over 20 were injured in rain and thunderstorm-related incidents in Dhadar and Mushkaaf areas, according to reports.
Official sources said the heavy rain with thunderstorm started lashing Dhadar, the headquarters of Kachhi district, and other areas on Thursday night, followed by a deadly hailstorm that lasted at least two hours.
“Over 500 cattle head, including goats and sheep, were killed only in the Mushkaaf area of Kachhi district,” Tehsildar of Dhadar Naimatullah Tareen claimed.
Most of the cattle were surprised by a hailstorm of biblical proportions with giant grapefruit-large hail falling from the sky.
Power supply was suspended in Dhadar, Mushkaaf and other areas of Kachhi district. Many rooftops collapsed. Standing crops, vegetable fields and fruit trees were also damaged.
Heavy rain and thunderstorm also lashed many areas of Nasirabad district. Dozens of mud houses collapsed. Traffic on Quetta-Sukkur highway was suspended for some time while power supply was also suspended in many areas. [DAWN]
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