Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, which was hit hard by heavy monsoon rains, has recently received a new batch of relief packages from China.
Bayazeed Kasi, head of Balochistan-based Friends of China Forum, said that about 800 to 1,000 food packs were distributed among the families living in the makeshift camps in the province's Qila Saifullah district. Not only this, the Chinese people also provided around 300 pieces of solar panels as the current rains destroyed electricity lines in many areas, leaving people without electricity for days.
According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), around 310 people have been killed and 295 others injured so far in separate rain-related incidents in Pakistan since June 14 as heavy downpours continued to lash the country.
Most of the damages and casualties were reported from the country's southwestern Balochistan province, where 100 people died and 57 others sustained injuries due to monsoon rains that triggered flash floods.
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