fbpx mmnews

Three children killed as heavy rains lash Lahore

Various vicinities experience power outages. (Source: Dawn)

LAHORE: Three children were killed while another 30 people were injured as heavy rains lashed various parts of Lahore on Friday, damaging several houses and collapsing roofs in some areas.

According to details, the three children lost their lives in a roof-collapse incident at Kahna area. One of them died on the spot, while two were critically injured who were taken to a nearby hospital but couldn’t survive.

Rescue officials have informed that five roof-collapse incidents were reported in total in which three children died and seven others injured. The incidents were reported in Wahga Village, Jhodhu Village Raiwind, Old Kahna Main Bazar and Chamra Mandi.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar expressed sorrow over the incident and sought a report into the incident from the authorities concerned. He also directed the authorities to drain out rainwater “as soon as possible”.

Met officials said the rain started at 7:07am and continued till the afternoon. The maximum rainfall was recorded in the Lakhsmi area at 138 millimetres, followed by Tajpura 117mm, Farrukhabad 109mm and Pani Wala Tailab 99mm.

Azhar Mashwani, the Punjab chief minister’s focal person for digital media, shared a rainwater clearance report on Twitter, saying the majority of the areas had been cleared.