One person has been killed in Lahore in a rain-related incident on Saturday morning.
A 16-year-old boy died due to electrocution when a live wire fell into rainwater accumulated in Akbari Mandi. The boy was identified as Nadeem Sarfaraz, rescue officials said.
Thundershowers in various cities of Punjab, including the provincial capital of Punjab, have turned the weather pleasant but at the same time created difficulties for a lot of citizens.
The rain spell that started early in the morning is still going on in several cities, including the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad and Khushab.
In Lahore, low-lying areas and roads have been submerged due to heavy rain that has been going on for hours since the middle of the night. Gulberg, Jail Road, Kalma Chowk, Model Town, Ichhra, Muslim Town experienced thunderstorm all night.
The rain has not only turned the weather pleasant, but also led to suspension of power supply. WASA and teams of other civic agencies are busy draining the rainwater in areas that are appearing as ponds, as the showers continue throughout the city.
The persistent rain has also caused 100 feeders of LESCO to trip, and led to suspension of power supply form 60 of them. Icchra, Township, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Mozang, Shalimar Town, Harbanspura, Mughalpura, Garhi Shahu are experiencing electricity supply suspension as well as Islampura, Sandah, Karim Park, Johar Town and GOR.
The maximum rainfall in Lahore was reported from Gulshan-e-Razvi with 177 millimeters, followed by Qartaba Chowk 157mm, Lakshmi Chowk 1358mm, Nishtar Town 123mm, Gulberg 122mm, Pani wala Talab 109mm, Nishtar Town 107mm, Tajpura 104mm, and Iqbal Town and Farrukhabad 101mm.
In Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Kasur and Okara, 40 feeders tripped.
Heavy rain with strong winds have cooled down the temperatures in Kasur, but also led to suspension of power supply. In Mochipua, the roof of an animal shed collapsed that killed seven cattle heads and injured four others.
Following intermittent rain for the last two days, rainwater has accumulated on various roads in Nankana Sahib that created difficulties for commuters. In Martinpur village, a 50-year-old woman was injured when the roof of her room collapsed. The weather also turned pleasant in Sargodha. She was shifted to the district headquarters hospital, said rescue sources.
The Met Office has forecast that this spell of rains is likely to continue for the next 48 hours.