Heavy rain claims 12 lives in Punjab

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ISLAMABAD, May 24 (APP): At least 12 persons, including two minor girls,were killed in rain-related incidents in various cities after heavy rain lashed parts of upper and central Punjab on early Tuesday morning.

According to details, seven labourers were killed and four other sustained injuries when wall of an under construction godown near Lahore’s Quaid-e-Azam Interchange collapsed after getting over burdened from construction material, private news channel reported.

Rescue officials gather at a site where labourers died due to wall collapse , Rescue officials said that the labourers were sleeping in their tent when the wall collapsed, killing four of them on the spot whereas three succumbed to their injuries in hospital.

The killed labourers include Rahim Yar Khan’s Irfan, Uch Sharif’s Maqbool, Mianwali’s Usman alongwith Arshad, Zulfiqar, Nadeem and Nadir from the same family of Jalalpur.
Moreover, in Lahore’s Manga Mandi area eight-year-old Muskaan was electrocuted to death.

On the other hand, roof of a house collapsed due to rain in
Ibn-e-Mariam Colony in Faisalabad, killing a minor girl and injuring her father.

Meanwhile, in Dera Ismail Khan three people died after being struck by lightning.

Rescue teams reached the spot and shifted the dead and injured to a nearby hospital.

Furthermore, power system has also been affected by the widespread downpour. Atleast 232 feeders tripped in numerous areas of Lahore among which 148 have been restored whereas 83 are still unrepaired.