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Heavy Downpour hit Pakistan, 12 Dead as Lightning

Extreme weather: lightnings, torrential rains. 12 dead, 15 injured.

Lightning struck in Punjab’s Narowal, Pasrur, Sheikhupura, and Sialkot, 12 people dead, including children, and injuring seven more.

Lahore, torrential rains also knocked down 150 power feeders. Meanwhile, the largest province in the nation is being battered by heavy rains, causing numerous problems for the residents, including power outages and flooded roadways.

In Takhta Band village in Buner, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a woman died and six other people were hurt when a house’s roof fell.

Heavy rains were also experienced in Shabqadar, Swat, Charsadda, Mansehra, Lower Dir, Swabi, and North Waziristan.

Rainfall in Balochistan Shela Bagh, Toba Achakzai, Musa Khel, Ziarat Valley, Noshki, and Washuk also caused streams to overflow. Rainfall was also recorded in a number of Azad Jammu and Kashmir cities, including Muzaffarabad.

Alert

The Met Office has predicted that moist currents are entering the upper and central portions of the country from the Arabian Sea, and a westerly wave entered the upper regions of the country on June 25. As a result, severe weather conditions are likely to persist.

Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Galliyat, Attock, Chakwal, Jhelum, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Chitral, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Kohat, Mianwali, Sargodha, Hafizabad, MB Din.

Rain/wind-thundershower with isolated heavy falls is also expected in Barkhan, Loralai, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Kalat, Khuzdar, Zhob, Ziarat, Musakhel, D I Khan, Karak, Waziristan, D G khan, Rajanpur, Multan, Bhakkar, Layyah, Kot Addu, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Okara, from June 26-29, while in Sukkur, Jacobabad and Larkana on 27-28 June.

The PMD also cautioned that the current heat wave conditions would probably end during the projected period in an earlier weather advisory.

On June 26 and 27, heavy rains may result in urban floods in low-lying districts of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gujranwala, and Lahore. They may also produce landslides in regions that are prone to them, such as Murree, Galliyat, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, and hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

On June 27, intense rain may result in flash flooding in the hill torrents of D G Khan and neighboring regions of north-east Balochistan.

During the projected period, “all concerned authorities are advised to remain vigilant and to take necessary precautions,” the PMD had added.

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