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Minor killed, 13 injured as heavy rain lashes Lahore

July 16, 2019
Minor killed, 13 injured as heavy rain lashes Lahore

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A minor girl was killed and 13 others were injured in different incidents in Lahore after heavy rains lashed the city Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as six-year-old Urooj Fatima. Seven people were injured in a traffic accident near Beijing Underpass, according to rescue officials.

Three more were injured after the wall of a house collapsed on Peco Road. Another man was wounded after a car fell in a drain near the Mochi Gate area.

Two minor girls, injured in similar incidents, were also taken to a hospital.

The downpour began Monday night and continued intermittently until Tuesday afternoon. Several roads and streets in low-lying areas were inundated.

The Shadman, Chowburji, Mozang, Samanabad and China Scheme areas were the most-affected from rain. Drain water entered ground floors of houses and shops at several locations, while the flow of traffic was also disrupted.

Local officials said that teams had been busy draining out rainwater and the situation would soon return to normal.

So far, the city has received 300 millimeters of rain. The Met office has warned of more rain in upper parts of Punjab, including Lahore, over the next two days.

It said a new spell of rain would start from July 23.

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