Four-hour rain breaks 70-year-old record in Abbottabad

By: News Desk      Published: 09:00 PM, 12 Jul, 2021
Four-hour rain breaks 70-year-old record in Abbottabad

Heavy rain has broken the 70-year-old record in Abbottabad, 24 NewsHD TV Channel reported on Monday.

A four-hour downpour devastated the city infrastructure, the report said, adding that rescuers and district admin have been busy with relief operations for more than 14 hours. 

According to sources, scores of people sustained injuries in rain-related incidents and dozens of vehicles were damaged while rescue reported that 15 persons were wounded in the city.

Water gushed into houses, schools, hostels, hospitals, markets, and mosques as roads and streets were flooded with rainwater.

Downpour disrupted transportation and communication and the city has been without light for the past 12 hours.

Earlier, the first spell of monsoon rains lashed upper, central, and southern parts of the country on Monday, inundating low-lying areas in cities and increasing water levels in River Chenab.

Dark clouds hovering over the sky in Lahore early in the morning turned day into night. Soon it started raining heavily along with a cool breeze.

The same was the case in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, and the surrounding areas where heavy rain turned the weather extremely pleasant.

Similarly, it rained cats and dogs in several parts of Punjab, particularly in the northeastern districts of Muridke, Daska, Sialkot, Gujranwala, and Gujrat.

Likewise, rain lashed several parts of the Hazara division, Mansehra, Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan.

Rain also brought smiles to the faces of the heat-stricken people of Karachi and southern and southeastern districts of Sindh like Hyderabad, Tando Allah Yar, Umarkot, Digri, and Mirpurkhas.

Rain also provided a much-awaited respite to the people of Hub.

However, rains were also accompanied by problems as they also disrupted the power supply to several parts of the country.

The weather department, on the other hand, has forecast more rains for various parts of the country during the next three days.