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Heavy rains cause damage in different parts of country

Different parts of the country were hit by heavy rains and strong winds, causing damages to the rooftops of various buildings.

The roof of a house collapsed in the Thokar Niaz Beg area of Lahore, killing two people. In Harbanspura area of the Lahore, strong winds caused power outage in the entire area.

A similar incident was reported in Sheikhupura. The roof of a house collapsed due to strong winds, trapping many in the rubble. 11 people were injured in the incident.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (MeT), a moderate westerly wave has entered the western parts of the country and will expectedly grip central and upper parts of the country on Monday.

Under the influence of this weather system, rain-thundershowers with gusty winds are expected at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), and upper Punjab, including Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Lahore, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) till Tuesday with intervals.

However, the system may persist over Malakand division, GB and Kashmir till Wednesday.

Rain-thundershowers are also expected at isolated places in northeast Balochistan, central and southern Punjab, including Multan, D G Khan, Bahawalpur, Sahiwal divisions till Tuesday.

Rain with thunderstorm is also expected in upper Sindh including Sukkur and Larkana divisions during the next 24 hours.

Moreover, dust and hailstorms are also expected in plain areas of Punjab, KP and upper Sindh during this period.

On Sunday, rain and hailstorm in parts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) turned the weather cold once again. The areas that received downpour included Neelam, Hattian Bala, Bagh, Lipa and Muzaffarabad.

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