Six dead, several injured as storms wreak havoc in parts of Punjab

09:29 AM | 25 May, 2024
Six dead, several injured as storms wreak havoc in parts of Punjab
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LAHORE – Windstorms and rains lashed parts of Punjab on Friday night and the death toll from storms rose to six.

At least six people, including two children, were killed while several others were injured as powerful storms ripped through Rawalpindi and Sialkot.

A series of severe storms with heavy winds and rain caused six deaths, including four children, and injured over 15 people in Rawalpindi and Sialkot. In Gujar Khan, a nearby area of Rawalpindi, three children died in storm-related incidents, with reports of roofs collapsing and trees falling.

Reports in media claimed that 14-year-old girl named Ariba died when her house's roof collapsed in Sangni, and in Changa Bangyal, two children, 8-year-old Zul Hassan and 9-year-old Haider Abbas, were killed in a similar incident.

Over dozen injured individuals were taken to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, including 12-year-old Alize and 4-year-old Farhan, who were critically injured and transferred to Rawalpindi's DHQ Hospital.

In Sialkot, three people died in separate incidents caused by the storm. Aqib, 27, succumbed to his injuries. In Bhag, Tehsil Pasrur, 32-year-old Raheel and 12-year-old Muhammad Ali were struck and killed by lightning while cutting fodder in the fields.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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