Heavy lightning took 12 lives in Pakistan

Heavy lightning took 12 lives in Pakistan

Heavy thunderstorms and lightning strikes killed 12 people and 15 more were injured due to weather conditions hitting Pakistan ahead of Monsoon season. In Narowal, Punjab lightning took the lives of 10 people including children and women.

Heavy rainfall in Lahore also tripped 150 power feeders, citizens are facing multiple troubles, power outages and inundated roads in the main city of province.

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A woman and six others died in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa when the roof of a house collapsed. Swat, Charsadda, Mansehra, Swabi and Lower Dir also faced heavy rain prior to monsoon season.

Authorities warned to remain alert

Severe weather conditions are likely to hit many parts of Pakistan. The Met Office of Pakistan advised citizens to remain alert in order to avoid any emergency situations.

Rain and wind thunderstorm is expected in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murree, Galliyat, Chakwal, Jhelum, Kashmir, Mardan, Swabi, Sialkot, Nowshera, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sargodha and Jhang.

Urban flooding in low-lying areas of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Gujranwala may trigger landslides in vulnerable areas and hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

All concerned authorities are advised to remain alert and to take necessary precautionary measures during the forecast period. Heavy rain may also cause flash flooding in hill torrent areas of Balochistan.

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Earlier in weather advisory, the PMD also warned that prevailing heat wave conditions would likely subside during the forecast period.

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