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Thunderbolt incidents leave seven dead in Tharparkar amid rainfall

MITHI: The death toll in various incidents of lightening strike in Tharparkar during the rainfall reached to seven, ARY News reported on Thursday. 

The rescue workers shifted 10 people to hospital injured in thunder strikes in the desert region.

Earlier, at least three deaths and five injuries were reported in two incidents of thunderbolt in parts of Tharparkar region.

According to reports, a woman and her daughter were died and five children were injured in an incident of thunder-strike at Mokaryar village taluka during the rainfall.

The injured and dead bodies were shifted to a local hospital, rescue officials said.

In another incident of thunder-strike amid rainfall a man died in Nangarparkar, sources said.

During the wet spell some areas of the region also received hailstorm.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) a westerly wave is affecting lower parts of the country.

The met office had predicted rainfall at Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpur Khas, Sanghar, Umarkot, Shikarpur and Jacobabad on Thursday (today).

According to reports, 11 milimeter rainfall recorded at Mithi, 15 mm at Islamkot, 27 mm at Nangarparkar, 14 mm at Dhaheli, 08 mm at Diplo and 03 mm at Chhachhro in Thar region.

Thull and adjoining areas in Jacobabad district received downpour, which inundated low lying areas and disrupted electric supply at various places, local sources said.

The met office had earlier informed that a slow moving deep westerly wave is present along northwest Balochistan and likely to affect most central and southern parts of the country from Wednesday to Saturday.

Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz said that a westerly wave will enter in Balochistan from Iran and predicted light rainfall in Karachi on Thursday and Friday.

The rainy spell will likely to continue till November 16, which will push the mercury further down, the weather official added.

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