BAHAWALPUR: At least three people, including two children, were killed and five others suffered severe injuries in rain-related incidents in Bahawalpur.
Rescue officials said heavy rain lashed the district and adjoining areas on Thursday, causing loss of life and property. In the first incident, the roof of a mud house collapsed and claimed three lives. Similarly, a woman suffered injuries as the roof of her house collapsed and fell on her in Chak No 43/DB.
The injured woman was rushed to Bahawal Victoria Hospital where her condition was critical.
Rescue officials said that four other people were injured in different localities due to heavy rains as roofs and boundary walls of their houses collapsed. One of the victims was identified as Akram.
The downpour also uprooted several trees planted alongside the road, causing vehicular traffic disruption. However, rainwater accumulated on streets and roads disrupted the flow of traffic.
Several cars were stuck in rainwater, while workers of the district government were not present to drain the accumulated rainwater from major thoroughfares. Many feeders also tripped and resulted in power outages in several districts.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2018.