LAHORE: The death toll in rain related incidents in Lahore has risen to seven. This includes two children who were killed by electrocution.
Heavy rain is lashing Lahore for the second consecutive day.
In Lahore's Raj Garh area two cousins, seven-year-old Mohsin and 13-year-old Muzamil were playing in the street when they touched a bare electric wire of a Wapda pylon and were electrocuted.
The affected families held Lesco responsible for the death of their children.
In Shahdara, Imran Rafiq was electrocuted to death when he was passing from Chaman colony, while Mohammad Akbar was killed by lightening in Qila Mohkam Singh near Nankana Sahab.
Another man was electrocuted to death in Sheikhupura.
Heavy rain paralyzed routine life in the provincial metropolis as attendance remained thin in offices while shortage of public transport left many in the lurch.
Scores of people were seen waiting for transport at various points in the city such as Railway Station, Kashmir road, Mozang Chungi, Aik Moria Pul, Bhaati Chowk etc.
Low lying areas and even some posh localities came under knee-deep rain water in different parts of the city.
A number of vehicles including cars, motorbikes, especially the CNG rickshaws got stuck in rain water at Mozang Chungi, Waris road, Garhi Shahu, Gulshan Ravi, Kashmir road etc.
LOS Nullah spilled over as a result of heavy downpour causing the water to enter the houses in Samanabad area.
Residents of Misri Shah,Shadbagh, Chah Miraan Data Nagar Sultanpura Shahdara, Badami Bagh and other localities in north Lahore as usual faced lots of difficulties due to poor sanitation on the second consecutive day today.
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