LAHORE – In a tragic turn of events, three laborers were killed and five others injured in Lahore Saturday night when a gust of rain dashed against an under-construction wall demolishing it.

According to rescue sources, the deceased laborers, who were asleep on the roof of a warehouse in Misri Shah area of Lahore, were identified as 50-year-old Yaseen, 32-year-old Bashir and 28-year-old Irfan. Police and rescue officials shifted the injured and deceased to Mayo Hospital.

The windstorm that helped to mitigate the heat also resulted in injuries to three members of a family after the roof of their house caved in. The incident happened in Baghanbura locality of the city. The injured were shifted to Services Hospital for treatment.

Strong winds uprooted several trees and knocked down billboards in the city. The temperature of Lahore plummeted to 31 °C after the windstorm.