Five of a family killed as pre-monsoon rain lashes Lahore

LAHORE: Five members of a same family – two women and three children – were killed when a wall of their house collapsed due to strong winds and downpour in Awan Market area of the provincial metropolis.

According to Rescue and health officials, five members of the ill-fated including three children were killed after a wall of their house in Awan Market, Bank Stop area collapsed. The rescuer informed that only survivor was a 14-year-old.

Upon information, the Rescue 1122 teams reached the spot and retrieved the bodies and injured from the debris. The injured was shifted to the hospital.

The deceased were identified as Shabbir, Sharjeel, Nofal, Musarat, and Amna. On the other hand, heavy rain inundated several parts of the city, including Davis Road, Egerton Road and Garhi Shahu.

Meanwhile, flight operation at Lahore airport was briefly suspended. A flight, originating from Sharjah, was diverted to Multan. Air Blue flight, PA413, reached Lahore from Sharjah.

On the other hand, heavy rain also severely affected Lahore’s power transmission system, with several feeders of the Lahore Electricity Supply Corporation (Lesco) having tripped. Power outages were reported in Mustafa Town and Education Town for four hours.

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