LAHORE – As many as five people died as widespread rains and thunderstorms lashed different cities of Punjab on Wednesday including Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Gujranwala divisions and Kashmir.

Following the torrential downpour, electric supply was interrupted in different cities. Reportedly, 100 feeders of Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO) tripped after the showers.

Rescue officials in Rawalpindi have been alerted of the heightened flood risk, as well.

The Pakistan Meteorological department has predicted more rain falls in upper Punjab, KPK, FATA during the next 8 hours.

Temperature of some major cities in Centigrade recorded on Wednesday morning:

Islamabad 22, Lahore 27, Peshawar 31 , Karachi 28, Quetta 24, Gilgit and Muzaffarabad 23 and Murree 17 centigrade.