33 killed in separate rain-related mishaps across country

ISLAMABAD/ LAHORE: At least thirty three people have been killed in rain-related incidents across the country today. As many as four women were killed while two others sustained wounds as roof of a house in Jaranwala caved in due to heavy rainfall on Sunday. According to details, the incident took place in the morning when the roof collapsed, killing laborer Tahir’s wife, two daughters and his sister while two other sustained injuries. The locals gathered at the spot and rescue the affectees. The injured were shifted to the hospital for medical assistance.The dead have been identified as Shabana, four-year-old Muqaddas, Two-year-old Ayesha and Shakeela. Separately, torrential rains continue to wreak havoc Saturday in Azad Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Kurram Agency, leaving 32 people dead including women and children in a series of collapsing roofs and land sliding episodes.

Several houses were left destroyed in Azad Kashmir while land contact has been cut off in several areas. At least five members of a single family including the wife and husband lost their lives in Muzzaffarabad’s local area of Surli Sucha when showers triggered a mountain avalanche that destroyed their home and buried them under the rubble.A young girl miraculously survived the destruction however and was recovered alive from the debris by Pak Army soldiers.

In Rawalakot’s village of Chagar, two women were killed when the roof of a house caved in due to the rain. A husband and wife lost their life in Bagh while 4 of their daughters sustained injuries during a landslide incident.  Two women were also killed when a house weakened by the rain collapsed in Haveli district, located at Line of Control (LOC).

A woman and her daughter were also buried alive under the rubble of their destroyed home in Batul village of Abbaspur.  The heavy showers also triggered landslides in various areas of Azad Kashmir which left several homes destroyed.Communication system also went down due to the rain. Many roads including Shahrah-e-Neelum have also been closed due to the heavy rains and Bagh’s contact with Islamabad was cut off.  The roof of a home collapsed due to the torrential rain which killed a husband, his wife and their four children in in Gondal area of Kurram Agency. In Lower Dir, near Timur Gura in Mian Banda, 5 family members of a single family were killed while two were injured in a roof cave in incident. Four children also sustained injuries when a wall collapsed in Sadhu Khail area of Khyber Agency.


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