12 killed in rain-related accidents

ISLAMABAD: Vehicles passing through rain water accumulated on road during rain that experienced the Federal Capital. APP

ISLAMABAD: At least twelve people have died and scores of others injured in rain related incidents across the country.

Six people have died in Gujranwala while three persons of a family died when their house collapsed in a slum area of Islamabad, Radio Pakistan reported.

Two people died in Shah Kot Town in Sahiwal, while one person died and two injured when roof of their house caved in in Takht Bhai area of Mardan.

A woman was killed and two others injured as roof of a house collapsed because of rain in Koragni area of Karachi today.

Meanwhile Provincial Disaster Management Authority Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued high alert about heavy rains in Malakand and Hazara Divisions.

It said the rains can cause flash floods and land sliding in these areas.

The administration of the concerned districts have been directed to take all precautionary measures to protect life and property of general public.

According to Met Office, Islamabad has so far received 91 milimeter rain while Rawalpindi received 77 milimeter since early this morning.

The ongoing spell has spread almost all over Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, South Punjab, Zhob and Qalat divisions of Balochistan, besides Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The rains have inundated low lying areas and flooded streams and nullahs in different parts of the country.

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