39 killed in rain related incidents in Punjab, Balochistan, KP

F.P. Report

LAHORE: At least thirty-nine people have been killed and one hundred and thirty five others injured in rain related incidents in Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during current spell.

According to National Disaster Management Authority, eighty houses have so far been damaged as torrential rain continued to play havoc across the country.

More widespread dust-thunderstorm and rain accompanied by gusty winds is expected in Punjab, Islamabad, Kashmir, at scattered places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, Sibi, Kalat, Sukkur, Larkana divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Islamabad received 57 millimeters, Rawalpindi twenty-four, Lahore forty-three, Gujranwala forty, Peshawar 16 millimeter rains during the last twenty-four hours.

Meanwhile, in different parts of Balochistan, eleven people have been killed and eight others injured due to torrential rains and floods during last four days.

Spokesperson, of Provincial Disaster Management Authority told radio Pakistan correspondent that most of the houses have been damaged in district Kachhi. He said that relief activities are underway.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Khan Buzdar says that all resources should be spent to tackle continued heavy rains in the different parts of the province.

He directed the concerned authorities to ensure their presence in the field to facilitate the people promptly.