Heavy rains cause havoc in parts of country, 4 killed
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Heavy rain in parts of the country has killed at least four persons and injured six others in separate rain-related incidents on Thursday.
Heavy rain lashed several cities and surrounding areas resulting in roof, wall collapse incidents besides flooding several low lying areas.
In Islamabad, a man his wife and daughter were killed when the roof of their house caved in, while the rains have inundated low lying areas and flooded streams and nullahs in different parts of the country.
The water level of Nullah Lai started to surge. The Nala Lai water level rose to 15 feet.
The injured persons have been shifted to nearby hospitals. Police said the bodies of the deceased have been shifted to PIMS.
Pakistan Armed Forces and heavy machinery have been alerted to cope with the emergency situation.
According to Met Office, Islamabad has so far received 91 millimeter rain while Rawalpindi received 77 millimeter since.
In Mardan, one person died and two injured when the roof of their house collapsed in Takhtbhai area due to heavy rain, while four persons wounded when a wall collapsed in Hazar Khawani area of Peshawar.
The ongoing spell has spread almost all over Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, South Punjab, Zhob and Qalat divisions of Balochistan, besides Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Meanwhile, Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued high alert about heavy rains in Malakand and Hazara Divisions.
The rains can cause flash floods and land sliding in these areas.
The administration of the concerned districts have been directed to take all precautionary measures to protect life and property of general public.