61 Electrocution Cases, Death Toll From Rain In Lahore Reaches To 20

Lahore faced a heavy pre-monsoon season that damaged the city badly and the death toll raised.

On Monday, it rose to 20 as almost 14 people have lost their lives across the province. It’s been considered one of the heavy pre-seasoned rainfall in Lahore.

20 die in rain-related incidents as heavy showers lash parts of Punjab
Source; The Nation

The reason behind such devastating deaths is electrocution, drowning, and lightning as per Rescue 1122.

The Rescue 1122 spokesperson said that “five people died in Narowal and two in Sheikhupura after they were struck by lightning, while seven drowned in the province.”

Death toll from rain-related incident rises to 23 in Pakistan-Xinhua
Source: Xinhua

Ten people got injured due to the collapse of the roof or wall incident. As per the detail, three in Chiniot and one in Sheikhupura while seven sustained injuries after they were hit by lightning.

Lahore Heavy Rain Death Toll Raised

We all have witnessed poor people losing their lives due to electrocution over the past decades and still no one has found the solution.

Lightning kills five people in UP, death toll for this week shoots up to 10  as monsoon fury gathers pace - Indianarrative
Source; India Narrative

Over 61 cases of electrocution were registered in all the hospitals across the province. Fifty-four of them were provided medical aid immediately.

In electrocution, there’s very less chance of leaving alive. Major areas of Lahore filled with knee-deep water such as the Lahore Garden Town and Captain Mubeen Shaheed Underpass filled with water to the roof.

the recently inaugurated kalma chowk underpass in lahore is inundated with rainwater creating difficulties for commuters photo zahoor ahmed express
Source: Express Tribune

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the situation and ordered the provincial government and district administration to take immediate steps for draining the standing water.

PM Shehbaz Sharif expresses grief over deaths in KP rainfall
Source: ARY NEWS

“No leniency should be shown in addressing the public issues and grievances,” the PM Office Media Wing said in a statement.

Back in 2020, Karachi faced a massive wave of heavy rainfall, that destroyed the city. Pakistan Army started a rescue operation to save lives and the city.

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