Homes inundated as Lahore receives record rain

Wednesday 27th July 2022 06:38 EDT

Lahore: Monsoon rains played havoc in Pakistan's Lahore as the city received a maximum rain of 238 mm, breaking the record of the last 20 years. Several areas including Tajpura (238 mm), Lahore airport (219 mm), Mughalpura SDO office (174 mm), Chowk Nakhuda (159 mm) and others received over 150 mm of rainfall.

In Islampura area, the roof of a house collapsed resulting in injuries to two people. Most of the areas remained without electricity and water for hours. Several roads and streets turned into lakes with water gushing out of them.

The rainwater also flooded the nursing hostel and the blood bank of the city's general hospital, causing inconvenience to the patients and their relatives. The roofs of gynaecology block and the operation theatre began to leak with rainwater.

Water also entered the homes located in low-lying areas of the city, while roads were flooded thereby disrupting the flow of traffic. The civic authorities, including the Water and Sanitation Authority and the Lahore Waste Management Company said, the staff was active and the emergency camps were working while the disposal station was clearing water from low-lying areas.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department warns that heavy rain may continue in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Mardan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Nowshera.

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