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Pakistan: 14 killed, 19 injured as rains wreak havoc

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 July 2018, 12:07 IST
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14 killed and 19 injured as heavy rainfall causes havoc in Punjab area of Pakistan and northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, according to the official statement. On Wednesday, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said, "The heavy downpour started hitting the country on Tuesday and continued into Wednesday."

According to the authorities, Punjab was the most affected area and some 12 people were killed and 17 others injured and one house was washed away by rainwater. A report suggested that most of the casualties happened due to roof collapse.

the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said that the low-lying areas have been inundated by the rains and rescue operation is underway. According to authorities, it is expected that by Thursday the wet spell will retreat.

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First published: 5 July 2018, 12:05 IST
 
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