Three members of a family killed in Rawalpindi flash floods
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Three members of a family were swept away by a flash flood in Morgah area of Rawalpindi.
According to the details, the rescue workers have launched a search operation and saved seven from 10 members of a family.
Rain emergency was declared in Rawalpindi after heavy monsoon showers inundated several low-lying areas of the city. Heavy rain caused flooding in several low-laying areas including Nullah Lai, paralysing normal life.
Low-lying areas in the cities have been flooded and drains are overflowing. A total of 103mm of rain has been recorded in the sister cities so far.
The administration has declared a rain emergency alert and has begun the process of draining water. WASA staff have been deployed with heavy machinery in low-lying areas to drain the water.
A flood is passing through the Lai drain and the water level is currently at 13 feet.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast sporadic rain in upper KP, Rawalpindi-Islamabad, the upper tribal areas, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. In Zhob, Kohat, Bannu, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore and Faisalabad divisions, strong winds and light rain is expected. However, the Met department says there is still a chance of heavier rain.