12 killed, 3 injured in rain-related incidents in Pakistan's Punjab

WION Web Team
OKARA/PAKPATTANUpdated: Jun 01, 2021, 11:44 AM IST

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Heavy rains and strong winds have caused damage to houses in residential areas

At least 12 people have died in Pakistan's Punjab province on Monday in separate incidents due to dreadful storms, heavy rainfall, lightning strike and electrocution, Pakistani media reported.

At least 10 people lost their lives in Okara, including eight from a single family in Tariqabad due to roof collapse of a house. Rescue officials said those among the injured included women and children.

Locals and rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and the injured to a hospital.

In another incident, a person died after a wall fell on him when he was walking beside it in Hujra Shah Muqeem area of the Okara district, in Punjab province. 

Heavy rains and strong winds have caused damages to houses in the residential areas.

(With inputs from agencies)