Landsliding suspends traffic at highway connecting KP, Balochistan
The picture shows a landslide on the N-50 National Highway in Dhana Sar area of Balochistan. – YouTube screen grab/JioNews
No casualties were reported in the incident.
Seven injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.
The first priority is to evacuate the trapped people: NHA General Manager.
Oh Landslides Traffic on the N50 National Highway between Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) was completely suspended, but no casualties were reported.
The National Highway Authority (NHA) says that a large part of the border between KP and Balochistan has been submerged due to landslides.
According to Levies there were seven people. injured The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital in the incident that took place in Dhanasar area of Balochistan. Besides, four vehicles were also damaged in the incident.
According to NHA General Manager Agha Inayatullah, the first priority is to evict those who Trapped At the site of the incident, the rescue operation is going on to remove the debris with the help of heavy machinery.
Addressing. Geo NewsInayatullah said that the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners of Zhob and Qila Saifullah have been requested to stop the traffic. Transporters are directed to use N-70 Loralai DG Khan Highway to reach KP.
Inayatullah added that it may take 30 hours to restore the highway as around 200 vehicles are stuck. “A whole mountain fell on the road and there are huge rocks,” he added.
He also said that more machinery is being brought from Quetta to Dhan to clean the road.
The NHA said that due to continuous traffic, the rescue operation was facing difficulties at the spot, adding that they had sought help from the civil administration of Zhob and Loralai to stop the traffic.
Meanwhile, rescue officials say that the stormy weather is intensifying at the fault site in Mount Sulaiman.
He further said that the non-cooperation of the KP administration in helping the passengers is raising alarm bells.
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