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LAHORE: At least four people including two minors were killed and 17 injured in the wake of a ferocious dust storm that hit Lahore on Tuesday, rescue sources informed media.
Officials clearly said the death toll could be ever-increasing.
The storms disrupted electricity of the residential areas in Garhi Shahu, Dharampur, Davis Road, Allama Iqbal road, Sahafi Colony, Harbanspura and adjoining areas.
Dust storms, followed by rainfall, struck Islamabad and Lahore breaking the prolonged heat spell.
Earlier today, the Meteorological Department had forecast rainfall for Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore division and Kashmir.
Rainfall in certain areas is expected to continue within the region.
For the northern areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Met Department has forecast three rain weather systems after June 15.
The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) confirmed that over 300 feeders tripped in the provincial capital, with 272 having being restored, adding that it was restoring the remaining faulty feeders to resume power supply to affected households.
The blustery winds were so wild that they put down several trees and crushed window panes of a few buildings in Lahore.
The storm also caused immense destruction to two PIA aircrafts parked on the Lahore airport’s apron which have been grounded and for further safety inspection, claimed a PIA spokesman.