Officials say 30 die in floods by torrential rains in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Flash floods triggered by torrential rains have killed at least 30 people and swept away thousands of homes in southwestern Pakistan.

Officials said Friday that they had been unable to visit some of the worst affected areas in Baluchistan province.

The meteorological office recorded 56mm (2.2 inches) of rain fell in several hours in the province early Thursday.

Government official Taliban Hussain said 30 people had been killed in the region, most in Barkhan district.

Rescuer workers assisted by army helicopters were trying to rescue trapped people.