SIALKOT: Strong winds lashed areas near Head Marala in Sialkot and destroyed a number of houses and resulted in the death of twelve people.
It caused destruction in Naqadpur, Macharala, Eid-Gah, Dera Bhattian and Bahadarpur areas of the district.
Dilapidated houses caved in following the storm, burying scores of people including women and children under the rubble.
Strong winds also knocked down poles and trees in the areas.
Meanwhile, efforts are underway to restore electricity in the areas on the directives of Federal Minister for Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan.
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