Five killed as Monsoon rains lash parts of country
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Five people died due to the current monsoon rain spell that have lashed parts of the country disrupting the routine urban and rural life, and inundating the low-lying areas, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
In Gujrat, a roof collapse killed two sisters, aged 12 and 14, while six members of the same family sustained injuries. The incident occurred in Hera Pur. In Lahore, the roof incident also claimed one life in the Harbanspura area. Rainwater has inundated the accountability court causing problems for the lawyers and litigants.
Two shopkeepers also died when the roof of a motorcycle showroom collapsed in Baghbanpura area.
In Peshawar, also four people were injured in a roof collapsed-related incident that occurred in Margaz area of KP's capital.
The weather has turned pleasant culminating in the humidity. Many Lesco feeders have tripped triggering the load shedding since last night in the metropolis.
In Lahore, the highest rainfall in Tajpura was recorded at 185 mm, Lahore Airport 156 mm, Gulberg and Mughalpura 63 mm, 149 mm rainfall recorded at Lakshmi Chowk 128, Nishtartown 105 mm, Chowk Nakhda 148 mm, Paniwala Pond 116 mm, 58.5 mm rain in Farrukhabad 82, Gulshan Ravi 105, Sumanabad 68 mm, 104 mm rain record in Johortown, 101 mm rain recorded at Uppermal while 56 mm at Samanabad.
Pakistan hockey team training session has been canceled due to heavy rain in Lahore. The heavy rain has inundated water in the sports complex.
In Peshwar many electricity feeders were tripped leaving the Peshawarities to face the load shedding.
A car was plunged into a ditch on Murree-Kohala Road killing one person on the spot.
In Jhelum, ran waters swept away embankment in Domeli area. Assistant Commissioner Sohawa said that de-watering machines are actively working in parts of the city.
In Shakargarh, monsoon rains have lashed Muhala Muslim Town, Hospital Road, and all low-lying areas.
Also, citizens faced sheer hurdles to reach their destinations in Narowal and suburban areas due to the continuous heavy rain on the second day of the current monsoon spell. All feeders have been tripped in Narowal.
Faisalabad, Khairan, Pasroor, and Hafizabad too presented the same picture as any part of Punjab.
PDMA has issued directed to all concerned departments to remain alert in the wake of urban flooding in Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Faisalabad, Lahore, and Gujranwala.
Rainfall may trigger landslides in Kashmir, Galiyat, Murree, Chillas, Diamir, Gilgit, Hunza, Astore, and Skardu during the forecast period.
Monsoon currents are penetrating in upper and central parts of the country and are likely to strengthen during the next 24 Hours.
Rain-wind/thundershower lashed Kashmir, Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, and northeastern Balochistan. Scattered heavy falls are likely in Kashmir, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, upper Punjab, and upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Hot and humid weather prevailed over most parts of the country. However, rain-wind/thundershower occurred in upper Punjab, Islamabad, Kashmir, north Balochistan, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit Baltistan.
Rainfall(mm): Punjab: Sialkot (City 48, Airport 03), Narowal 37, Gujrat 19, Islamabad (Saidpur 11, Zero Point 02, Bokra, Golra 01), Rawalpindi (Chaklala 05, Shamsabad 02), Murree 06, Mandi Bahauddin 01, Balochistan: Ziarat 23, Pishin 16, Mustang 06, Kashmir: Muzaffarabad (City 21, Airport 16), Kotli 19, Garhi Dupatta 02, Gilgit-Baltistan: Bunji 03, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Kakul 03 and Saidu Sharif 01.
Today’s Highest Maximum Temperature (°C): Chilas, Nokundi 46, and Dalbandin 44.
Reporters: Jamal Uddin Jamali, Shehbaz Ali, Rana Shehzad, Komal Aslam, Faran Yamin, Ishtiaq Rabbani, Yasir Arafat, Mian Mazhar, Aurenzaib Baig, Haider Ali, Amir Shehzad, Abid Chaudhdary