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Over seven dead as over 300mm of rain submerges Lahore

LAHORE -UNS- At least 7 people were reported killed in various incidents across the provincial capital as a relentless downpour lashed the city since Monday night.

According to Rescue 1122 officials, two people were killed as the roof of their warehouse collapsed in Gumti bazaar owing to the heavy downpour. Another person died of electrocution in China Scheme area of Gujar Pura.

Three others were also injured as the roof of their house collapsed in China Scheme locality.

Earlier, three people were reported killed due to electrocution caused by the heavy rain. Two were electrocuted to death in Rewaz Garden while a third was electrocuted at Qurtaba Chowk, in the Old City area.

The deceased included Rewaz Garden employees Amanat and Shazaib, while motorcyclist Akber was electrocuted at Qurtaba Chowk after coming in contact with live electrical wires.

More than 300 millimetres of rain has been recorded in the city in the last 24 hours. The rain continues to lash Lahore and other cities across Punjab intermittently.

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