LAHORE: Punjab province was hit severely by rainstorms on Monday, with 11 people losing their lives in multiple accidents across the province. Accidents reported claimed the lives of eight people in Okara, two in Haveli Lakha and one in Toba Tek Singh.
Eight people, including women and children, were killed when the roof of their house collapsed due to strong winds in Gungla. Rescue workers are busy carrying out rescue work in the area.
According to rescue officials, the tragic accident occurred in the Basti Tariqabad area of Okara. After the accident, the rescue team rushed to the scene immediately and began to clean up the wreckage.
The rescue team is conducting rescue operations, and the wounded have been transferred to a nearby hospital by ambulance. The whole community is mourning the tragic accident.
On the other hand, there are reports that a young man was killed by a lightning strike in Toba Tek Singh. The deceased was identified as Nasir, a 30-year-old resident of Zek No. 482. According to witnesses, the man was watering the water during the lightning strike.
In other incidents, eight locations in Minchinabad were fired due to strong winds, including Mirzika, Achhangar, Mahmoodpur Lalika, Shehzad Nagar, Rahmonka, etc.
In Lahore, more than 200 branch lines tripped due to strong winds and heavy rains, making some citizens who are already facing load shedding even more painful. Due to the storm, the electricity supply to most parts of the city was cut off.
In Gujranwala, due to heavy rain and strong winds, the city’s power supply was severely affected, and the power supply to Sialkot and surrounding areas was also cut off due to weather.
Sardar Usman Buzdar, Chief Minister of Punjab Province, expressed grief over the loss of precious lives in various accidents in the province, and expressed heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims.
He has instructed officials to provide the best medical facilities for the injured in the accident, and instructed rescue 1122 and other rescue related departments to remain vigilant at all times. In the event of any unfortunate incident, CM has ordered immediate rescue operations to begin.