10 killed as heavy rain causes roofs collapse in Punjab

10 killed as heavy rain causes roofs collapse in Punjab

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SHEIKHUPURA: On Thursday, heavy rain caused the roofs of Sheikhupura, Phalia and Chiniot to collapse. Ten people, including children, were killed and several others were injured.

Due to continuous rain, the roof of the Islamic school collapsed. As a result, the woman and her four children were killed on the spot, and several others were injured. The rescue team arrived at the scene and transferred the injured to the hospital.

A woman and her minor son were also killed while seven others were injured when the roof of their house collapsed at Malian Kalan village, Sheikhupura. In Chiniot, three people were injured in similar incidents.

Heavy monsoon rain lashed Lahore and other parts of the province on late Wednesday night. Heavy downpour in different areas inundated roads and streets in the provincial capital of Lahore and commuters faced immense difficulties while trying to carry on with their routines.

Several Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) feeders tripped due heavy rain in Lahore, which started on Wednesday night, plunging half of the city into darkness. 

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