LAHORE – At least one man was killed and nine others were injured in separate incidents after rain coupled with gusty winds lashed Lahore on Friday night.
The severity of the winds can be gauged from the fact that several trees were uprooted on Canal Road and unfortunately, a 32-year-old man, who had gone out to get medicine, lost his life after a tree fell on him in Shahdara area.
Similarly, power supply was suspended in Shadman area, when a tree fell on a transformer.
“Nine people were injured after a wall of their house collapsed in Shahdara. Eight of them were discharged after being given first aid,” a rescue spokesman said.
Another man, Umair, was seriously wounded, and was shifted to General Hospital.
The Pakistan meteorological office had already forecasted dust and thunderstorm rain with gusty winds at isolated places in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.
The temperature dropped to 33 degrees centigrade following the showers that helped reprieve heat-stricken Lahoris.