At least 39 killed, 135 injured in rain related incidents in Punjab, Balochistan, KP

11:33 AM | 17 Apr, 2019
At least 39 killed, 135 injured in rain related incidents in Punjab, Balochistan, KP
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LAHORE - At least 39 people have been killed and 135 others injured in rain-related incidents in Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the current spell of heavy rains.

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), eighty houses have so far been damaged as torrential rain continued to play havoc across the country.

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In Faisalabad, the heavy rain spell caused interrupted power supply as due to technical faults occurred in 110 electricity supply feeders.

Meanwhile, more widespread dust-thunderstorm and rain accompanied by gusty winds is expected in Punjab, Islamabad, Kashmir, at scattered places in KP, while at isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, Sibi, Kalat, Sukkur, Larkana divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Islamabad received 57 millimetres, Rawalpindi 24, Lahore 43, Gujranwala 40, Peshawar 16 millimetre rains during the last 24 hours.

Minimum temperature of some major cities recorded on Wednesday morning.

Islamabad and Peshawar 16 degree centigrade, Lahore 17, Karachi 25, Peshawar 16, Muzaffarabad 12, Gilgit 15, Quetta and Murree nine degree centigrade.

The farmers have been advised to harvest and store wheat crop on top priority basis to save each grain produced. Delayed harvesting results in high grain losses.

Rain and storm during wheat harvesting could result in losses of produce due to lodging and spoiling of mature grains.