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At least 10 killed in rain-related incidents in Punjab

LAHORE: Heavy rain coupled with thunderstorm lashed different cities of Punjab, and claimed at least 10 lives, ARY News reported.

According to details, a man was killed and seven injured after roof of a house collapsed in Shadbagh area of Lahore.

The Met Office informed that a westerly wave is presently affecting upper and central parts of the country. This weather system is likely to intensify on Sunday (evening/night) and grip most parts of the country on Monday.

In the wake of rains, routine life was severely disrupted in Khanewal, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Chistian and Mian Chunnu.

Read: Dust-storm uproots trees, poles, disrupts power supply in Karachi

The travelers were advised by the administration to remain attentive during journey.

Meanwhile, a thunder storm in Multan affected the electricity distribution system badly. Due to heavy rains 115 feeders of MEPCO tripped while 8 were injured in different accidents.

In Faisalabad strong winds damaged many trees while glass of many building shattered. The roads were also flooded with water and feeders tripped, causing electricity outage.

On Sunday night, a fierce dust-storm accompanied by strong winds lashed Karachi, bringing down trees and power poles in different areas of the metropolis.

K-Electric’s high-tension power transmission line tripped, suspending electricity supply to the linked grid stations. As a result, many areas, including North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Sarjani Town, and Nusrat Bhutto Colony, plunged into darkness.

Shah Faisal Colony, Azizabad, Gulistan-e-Jauhar and other areas also faced power blackout after the strong winds began sweeping across the city.

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