Rain in Lahore claims life of 6 due to electrocution and road accidents

Rain in Lahore claims life of 6 due to electrocution and road accidents

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Lahore: Three people died in Lahore Monday night as rain continued to wreak havoc across Punjab. Death rate tolls to 6, reasons being: electrocution and road accidents.

The rain resulted in 150 electricity feeders tripping in the city, plunging different areas of the city into darkness.

The total amount of rain recorded was 170 millimetres in the city.

Heavy winds and rain resulted in three people being electrocuted, two in Rewaz Garden while a third was electrocuted at Qurtaba Chowk, in the old city area.

The deceased included Rewaz Garden employees Amanat and Shazaib, while motorcyclist Akber was electrocuted at Qurtaba Chowk after coming in contact with live electrical wires.

Moreover, the flow of traffic was severely affected after water accumulated in low-lying areas.

A warning was also given out for Lahore airport due to the weather conditions, stating that routine flight operations may be affected.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast more rain in the next 12 hours.

On the other hand, the PMD has forecast rain along with thundershower with gusty winds in Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha and Faisalabad divisions along with Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

Isolated showers can also be expected in Malakand, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, DI Khan and Sahiwal, while hot and dry weather is expected elsewhere in the country.

 

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