Rains wreak havoc, 50 dead across Pakistan

Rains have wreaked havoc across Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


Express July 22, 2010

LAHORE: Rains have wreaked havoc across Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and areas of Sindh. Around 50 people have died and several have been injured due to the monsoon rains across Pakistan.

Thirty-eight people are missing after floods in Barkhan, a town on the Punjab-Bolochistan border.

Ten bodies were recovered from the floodwater. Also, two boys have been rescued alive.

One hundred houses were washed away as Duki Dam burst in Barkhan. A village in Sibbi has been completely inundated with flood water. Five hundred people are reported to be currently stranded in the area after more than a hundred houses collapsed due to the flood.

Across the country, in Faisalabad the breach in a canal could not be filled after 30 hours of repair work. The gushing water took with it three villages and many houses.

In the Barkhan area of Balochistan, around 50 people were swept away by floods. Acoording to an FC spokesperson, atleast 4,000 people have been affected by floods in Barkhan.

Forty houses in Dera Ismail Khan have also been destroyed due to the rains.

The Met office has forecasted more rains for the next 24 hours.  Domestic and International flights at the Lahore Airport were also delayed due to the weather.

Heavy showers are expected to Sahiwal and Sialkot for the next couple of hours.

So far, 271 millimeters of rain has been recorded in Mianwali, 236 in Lahore, 200 in Sialkot and 149 millimeters in Sargodha.

COMMENTS (3)

cidpusa | 11 years ago | Reply Lahore is clean without an dust Thanks to the Blessings of ALLAH Rainfall is a Blessing No drainage , no maintenance of dams houses and the are the real cause for the damage
Sultan Ahmed. | 11 years ago | Reply God is greatest in the whole universe including sky and stars, everything existing here and there. Rainbow in fact the signature of Allah Almighty promised his prophet,(N) such rain would never come to again on the earth
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