Friday, May 27, 2022

Eight dead, several injured as heavy monsoon spell lashes parts of Punjab

Eight dead, several injured as heavy monsoon spell lashes parts of Punjab
LAHORE (92 News) - Heavy intermittent monsoon new spell lashed parts of Punjab and caused heavy loss in the province on Friday. According to the reports, heavy rain caused many roof collapses incident in the province as eight people dead and several injured rain-related incidents. More than eight people lost their lives in separate roof collapse incidents as intermittent torrential rain has lashed parts of Punjab including Lahore. The rescue sources informed that three children killed during an roof collapse incident in Pindi Bhattian, while one man dead due to wall collapse incident. On the other hand, 20-year-old Kainat, 17-year-old Mehtab, 10-year-old Aiza and 14-year-old Dareen have died while two people have sustained severe injuries as roof of two houses collapsed in Chakwal due to heavy rainfall in. On women also killed in roof collapse incident in Saidu Sharif, while eight people have been injured in landslide incident. In Chishtian, roof collapse has left two people wounded. Teams have arrived at the incident sites for rescue operation. After being informed rescue teams reached the spot and moved the bodies to hospitals after retrieving them from the debris. According to details, the rainwater has inundated low-lying areas and underpasses in Lahore, badly affecting the flow of traffic. The monsoon spell has also caused electricity breakdown in several parts of the metropolis. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), more rain-thundershowers are expected in Islamabad, upper/central Punjab, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. Isolated rain-thunderstorm is also expected in southern Punjab and southeastern Sindh. Hot and dry weather is expected in Balochistan.