17 killed in rain-related accidents across country

July 13, 2017

ISLAMABAD: At least seventeen people have died and scores of others injured in rain related incidents across the country.

According to details, six people 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 in the rain related incidents.

A woman was killed and two others injured as roof of a house collapsed because of rain in Koragni area of Karachi on Thursday.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, five people have died in rain related incidents. According to Provincial Disaster Management Authority Khyber Pakhutnkhwa, two persons died in Haripur and one each in Buner, Swabi and Mardan.

Six houses were completely damaged and four partially damaged in these districts. Six people were also injured due to heavy rains in the province.

Meanwhile, Karakorum Highway has been re-opened for all kind of traffic. Landsliding had blocked the road at Tattapani due to rains. Gilgit-Skardu road is also blocked due to landslides at three points in Kachura and Haramosh Area.

Meanwhile Provincial Disaster Management Authority Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued high alert about heavy rains in Malakand and Hazara Divisions. It said the rains can cause flash floods and land sliding in these areas. The administration of the concerned districts has been directed to take all precautionary measures to protect life and property of general public.

Heavy monsoon rains are lashing different parts of the country. According to Met Office, Islamabad has so far received 91 milimeter rains while Rawalpindi received 77 milimeter since early this morning on Thursday.

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. NNI