At least 12 killed, 15 injured as rains lash countrywide

Pre-monsoon rains will continue till June 30, says Meteorological Department

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At least 12 people were killed and more than 15 others injured in heavy rains in different parts of Islamabad, Punjab, KP, Balochistan and Azad Kashmir.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rain or thundershowers accompanied by gusty winds are likely to occur in Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan today.

According to the Meteorological Department, the pre-monsoon rains will continue till June 30.

Light and heavy rains lashed various parts of Punjab, including Lahore, inundating low-lying areas while power supply was suspended.

Light to moderate rain continued in Sharaqpur, Pattuki, Sheikhupura, Lalian, Kalorkot, Okara, Bhalwal and Chiniot.

On the other hand, rain also occurred in Bagh Azad Kashmir and surrounding areas, due to which the river drains were flooded, the administration directed people to move to safer places near the river drains.

According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of more rain in the next 24 hours, while there is a risk of landslides in the hilly areas.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the rain that started late at night stopped, after which the weather has become pleasant.

According to the Meteorological Department, there may be dark clouds in the sky, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mansehra, Batgram, Torgar, Kohistan, Chitral, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Charsadda, Peshawar, Kurram, Bannu, Lucky Marwat and Tank.

Meteorological department data releases rainfall data:

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has released rainfall data in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir.

According to the Meteorological Department, in the last 24 hours, Lahore received the highest rainfall, 241 mm at Laxmi Chowk and 226 mm at Lahore Airport.

In Islamabad, 77 mm rainfall was recorded at the airport, 59 mm at Bokra and 58 mm at Zero Point, while 66 mm in Rawalpindi Kachehri and 55 mm in Chaklala.

Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recorded 81 mm rainfall, Bannu 41 mm, Azad Kashmir’s Barnala 87 mm and Rawalakot 40 mm.

10 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa declared highly sensitive:

Earlier, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Relief Department Secretary Abdul Basit said in a statement that a strategy has been prepared to deal with the dangers of monsoon, which is aimed at reducing the risk of disasters and providing timely response.

He said that the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) run by the Relief Department has included important lessons in the plan in the light of past experiences.

According to the plan, 10 districts of the province including Chitral Upper, Chitral Lower, Swat, Dera Ismail Khan, Tank, Charsadda, Nowshera, Kohistan Upper, Shangla and Dir Upper have been declared as highly sensitive.

A spokesman of the relief department said that six other districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been placed in the high risk category, including Malakand, Dir Lower, Torghar, Kohistan Lower, Kolai Palas Kohistan and Peshawar.