16 die as torrential rains hit parts of the country

Six people have died in Gujranwala while three persons of a family died when their house collapsed in a slum area of Islamabad

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16 die as torrential rains hit parts of the country

At least 16 people were killed and dozens others injured in rain-related incidents across the country.

According to details, rain lashed in the different areas of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan.

Heavy and moderate rain was reported in Dera Ismail Khan, Muzaffarabad, Toba Taik Singh, Gujrat and Peshawar, Karachi and parts of Baluchistan.

Six people have died in Gujranwala while three persons of a family died when their house collapsed in a slum area of Islamabad.

Two people died in Shah Kot Town in Sahiwal, while one person died and two injured when roof of their house caved in in Takht Bhai area of Mardan.

The water level in Nullah Lai has risen to 17 feet whereas shops, houses, streets and roads are inundated with rain water. The authorities have also issued red alert regarding possible flood in River Soan.

On the other hand, a couple and a minor girl have lost their lives as roof of a house collapsed in sector I-9. The bodies have been shifted to the nearby hospital for further assistance.

Light rain hit Karachi early morning turning weather pleasant. The downpour lashed Federal B area, North Karachi, Malir and Shahra-e- Faisal, Sohrab Goth, F.B Area, Saddar and other localities.

According to sources most of the deaths across the country occurred due to roof collapse. The victims also include women and children.

Severe rains triggered land sliding in the upper regions causing a blockage of the roads with gigantic rocks that fell on the land. Flood warnings have been released to the nearby areas of River Jhelum and River Neelam.

According to Met Office, Islamabad has so far received 91 milimeter rain while Rawalpindi received 77 milimeter since early this morning.

The ongoing spell has spread almost all over Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, South Punjab, Zhob and Qalat divisions of Balochistan, besides Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The rains have inundated low lying areas and flooded streams and nullahs in different parts of the country.

Meanwhile, Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued high alert about heavy rains in Malakand and Hazara Divisions. The rains can cause flash floods and land sliding in these areas.

The administrations of the concerned districts have been directed to take all precautionary measures to protect life and property of general public.

 

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