Sunday, June 26, 2022

Six killed, 84 injured due to heavy downpour in parts of Punjab & Sindh

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LAHORE: Six people are killed and 84 are wounded as heavy rain, high winds hits parts of Punjab and Sindh on Tuesday & Wednesday.

Two people were killed and five wounded, since roofs of two houses collapsed due to heavy rain in Lahore. At least 26 traffic accidents were also reported in the city due to profound rain in which 14 people were wounded.

Four people died in Larkana in separate accidents as rain and dust storm hit the city. Sixty people were injured.

Rain also caused power outage in different areas of Lahore. More than 140 feeders were tripped due to heavy downpour in the city.

However, Lahore Electricity Supply Company (LESCO) administration has restored the power supply in some areas while several localities in the city are still without electricity.

On the other hand, a passenger coach skidded off the road due to rain near Ranipur area of Khairpur, injuring at least 10 people. According to Motorway Police, the passenger coach was going to Karachi from Rahim Yar Khan.

Moreover, the weather of Karachi has turned pleasant but it has yet to rain. According to the Met Office, rain will hit the city as well as other parts of Sindh on Thursday and Friday.

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