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Rain-affected roof collapse leaves 3 dead, 5 injured in Lahore

Rain-affected roof collapse leaves 3 dead, 5 injured in Lahore
July 26, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – At least three children were killed and five injured including a woman in separate roof collapse incidents in Lahore. According to the details, three children were killed after the rain-affected roof of a house collapsed in Mominpura area of Lahore. Rescue 1122 and police said they responded to an emergency call to find the roof a house caved in and people trapped inside the debris. Rescue teams reached the spot and retrieved the dead and injured from the rubble. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital. Meanwhile, the intermittent rain continues in different parts of country. The monsoon rain continued in Islamabad and Rawalpindi in third consecutive day. The rain-related incidents are increasing and down areas of cities have filled with rainwater. The citizens are facing difficulties in the daily routine works. The Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecasted that rain-thundershower associated with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Karachi Faisalabad, Peshawar and Kashmir, while at isolated places in Malakand, Peshawar, Kohat, Mardan, Bannu, Zhob, D.G.Khan and Sahiwal divisions during next 24 hours. A day earlier, the heavy monsoon rain lashed Lahore and its adjoining areas in the wee hours of yesterday. The incessant rain has flooded roads and streets in many parts of the city which stopped many vehicles mid-way. Following to the rain storms in Lahore, the roads seem to be ponds and the rainwater entered houses in several low-lying areas of Lahore while parts of the city witnessed power outage as more than 200 feeders tripped soon after the rain started. 110 millimeter in Misri Shah, 104 millimeter in Walled City of Lahore, 75 millimeter in airport and 75 millimeter Gulshan Ravi of rainfall is recorded. Many vehicles including motorbikes and cars stopped due to the rain. Dozens of flight also have been delayed due to cloudy weather. Meanwhile, the leaves for WASA staff have been cancelled due to the emergency situation. Locals faced much difficulty heading to offices as the rain converted roads to puddles.