18 killed, dozens injured as deadly thunderstorm struck KP, Islamabad
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – At least 18 people were killed and dozens injured as deadly thunderstorm struck parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Islamabad and Punjab.
Winds blowing at 148 kph badly affected the twin cities as major parts of Rawalpindi city went into darkness, while heavy downpour also slammed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, causing widespread devastation.
Reports regarding the uprooting of trees and signboards have been received in different sectors of the city.
The injured were shifted to Holy Family, BB Hospital and DHQ hospital. Fire erupted in Sabzi Mandi area in Islamabad as a result of detaching of an electrical cable. Fire brigade reached the scene and extinguished the blaze.
Flight operation has also been affected and flights were diverted to Lahore instead of Islamabad, while the metro bus service has been suspended in the city.