ISLAMABAD: More than 10 people including women and children died while dozen others were injured in separate incident of roof collapses and other mishaps related to rains in different areas of the country on Sunday.
Heavy rains continued to lash various areas of the country flooding the rivers, nullahs, inundating the low lying areas, resulting in closures of roads, disconnecting far flung areas with main town due to landslides, destroying crops and agricultural lands rendering millions of rupee losses to general public and government.
Rescue sources said that roof of a dilapidated mud-stone made house located near Old Sabzi Mandi in Pakpattan suddenly came down resulting in death of three including mother, two sons while father and daughter were left critically injured. In Nand Singh area of Mian Channu, roof of a house collapsed due to heavy rain resulting in death of father and a daughter while two others were injured in the incident. A child died and three others were wounded in collapse incident in Rukanabad area of Dera Ghazi Khan.
Two women died as heavy rains resulted in roof collapse in Umerabad area of Karak Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (KP). Three people were critically injured in roof collapse incident in Siri Lougar area of Karak.
About two dozen people including women and children were injured in incidents of roof collapses and road mishaps caused due to heavy downpour in Sialkot, Bhakkar, Mianwali, Sargodha, Shikarpur, Abbottabad, Haripur, Skardu and other cities across the country. The injured of all incidents were shifted to different hospitals of respective areas where condition of several wounded people was stated to be serious and it was feared that death toll could rise further.
Heavy rain flooded the rivers and nullah inundating the low lying areas in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Water entered in houses wetting the households creating problems for the Land route between Dera Ghazi Khan and Balochistan was blocked due to landslides near Fort