Published On: Tue, Jan 14th, 2020
Published in Category: Killing

Eight killed, 20 injured as intermittent rain lashes parts of country

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RAJANPUR/SUKKUR/JAMSHORO/LAHORE: At least eight people were killed while 20 others sustained severe wounds as heavy and light rain lashed parts of country on Monday.

According to details, three people lost their lives as roof of a house collapsed in Jamshoro while one minor girl died and seven other received injuries in Sukkur.

Separately in Jhang, woman was killed after roof of a house caved in owing to heavy shower.

At least three people were killed and four five others in rain related incident in Jampur area of Rajanpur on Monday. As per details, a roof of a dilapidated house situated in Dajil, Jampur collapsed due to heavy rain, resulting in death of three on the spot.

The bodies and injured were moved to nearby medical facility by the rescue teams. The incident occurred due to continuous rainfall in the area, the rescue sources said.

Meanwhile rain in several cities of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan on Monday brought the mercury further down and turned the weather cold.

Light rain in different parts of Lahore and its adjacent areas during night turned the weather cold. Rain was also reported from other cities of Punjab including Faisalabad, Gujrat, Sialkot, Mandi Bahauddin, Pir Mahal, Jhang, Bhakkar and Mianwali.

Karachi also witnessed light rain which turned the weather pleasant. K-Electric has appealed to residents to stay away from electric poll during rain to avoid any untoward incident. Rain was also reported from other cities of Sindh, including Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Thatta and Ghotki.

Rain was also reported from different cities in Balochistan including provincial capital Quetta, Turbat, Chagai, Dalbandin and Dera Bugti which brought the mercury further down.