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Nine Dead, 10 Injured in Rain Related Incidents in Lahore

Lahore (July 03, 2018): As many as nine people lost their lives, while 10 got injured in rain-related incidents in Lahore, which started last night in Lahore, various areas of the city are inundated in water.

According to meteorological department, 177 mm of rain is recorded till now.

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Due to continuous rainfall and lack of drainage, rainwater inundated most of the major city roads and entered houses situated in low-lying areas.MD WASA has issued rain emergency, while caretaker chief minister has also ordered the relevant personnel to stay on field.

Affected areas of Lahore includes Shadbagh, Badamibagh, Lakshmi, Bhati, Ferozepur Road, GPO Chowk, Shahdara and others.

Heavy rain lasted for more than an hour, resulting in death of at least three people, including two policemen due to electric current. While three more, including a woman and two kids died as the house wall collapsed.According to met department, this series of rainfall in Lahore is expected to continue for three more days.

In Lahore, rain reveals the poor governance system of the city. Due to poor management, water has engulfed the city and has got into many low-lying houses. Attendance was less than usual in offices, as roads and streets are completely blocked by water.

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On the other hand, 170 feeders tripped due to heavy rain, causing power outages in various areas of Lahore.Rainfall also disrupted flight operations at Allama Iqbal International Airport. Four international flights scheduled to land at the airport were delayed while a flight from Dammam was diverted to Multan.

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