Eight die as storms hit several cities

Staff Reporter

Rain and storms in upper parts of Punjab have brought down the mercury significantly, turning the weather pleasant, reducing the sweltering summer heat early Sunday.

Seasonal low lies over northwest of Balochistan and its adjoining areas and moist currents from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are penetrating upper and central parts of Pakistan.

In Kohlu, three people including a woman died after hit by a lightning bolt following heavy rain that flooded the city. Rivers and tributaries were also flooded with rainwater coming from the mountainous areas.

Two motorcyclists were killed in Samundri when a wall of a school fell on them after a strong windstorm lashed the city.

In Lahore, the rain has turned the weather pleasant and decreased the mercury and a good number of people have also thronged the parks.

Meanwhile, the Met office has predicted more rains till Tuesday. Rain also hit Layyah, Chishtian, Kahror Pakka, Dunya Pur, Sargodha, Qila Ahmed Abad, Bado Mali and Khan Kaasa, where the temperature plunged to 28 degree Celsius. In Narowal, various feeders were tripped leading to widespread loadshedding in the city.

Light rain was also predicted in Karachi. Rain wind-thunderstorms also occurred in Kashmir, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper and central Punjab.

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