17 people killed Rain plays havoc in Punjab Different Cities
LAHORE: At least 17 people, including women and children, were killed on Thursday when rain lashed different cities of Punjab. Heavy rain occurred in Lahore late on Wednesday and continued intermittently till Thursday, deluging roads and streets of the municipal. Eight people were killed in two separate incidents of roof collapse in Lahore.
The overnight downpours submerged low-lying involving Lahore including Wasanpura, Garhi Shahu, Garden Town, Ferozpur Road, Mall Road, Gulberg and Iqbal State. Rain/thunderstorm also lashed other cities of Punjab, including Sialkot, Gujranwala, Narowal, Kamoni, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Sahiwal where roof collapse incidents and electrocution killed nearly a dozen men or women. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), at least 123mm precipitation was recorded in Lahore as well as its adjoining areas during last 12 hours. It said the rainfall is very likely to continue for next two to 3 days. Rain emergency has been declared on province as local administration has been put on high attentive to kick off rescue efforts and prevent rain-related casualties.