Heavy rains pound Lahore for 2nd day, claiming four lives

1688637080 Heavy rains pound Lahore for 2nd day claiming four lives
The destruction caused by a wall collapse at Government Mozang Teaching Hospital in Lahore, on July 6, 2023, in this still taken from a video. — Geo News
The destruction brought on by a wall collapse at Authorities Mozang Educating Hospital in Lahore, on July 6, 2023, on this nonetheless taken from a video. — Geo Information

LAHORE: Torrential rains battered Punjab’s capital for the second consecutive day on Thursday, ensuing within the loss of life of no less than 4 folks and accidents to 14 others in separate incidents.

In a press release, Rescue 1122 stated that the roof of a home close to Bandianwala Bridge in Lahore’s Amar Sidhu space collapsed, ensuing within the loss of life of the folks.

In the identical incident, a 10-year-old was injured and later shifted to Lahore Common Hospital for remedy.

As many as 14 folks — sitting below the “ready shade” — had been injured when a wall of the Authorities Mozang Educating Hospital collapsed, a press release from the Rescue 1122 stated.

Punjab interim Well being Minister Dr Javed Akram stated after being supplied with preliminary remedy, injured folks had been shifted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

“A 12-year-old boy, who suffered accidents to the top, is in essential situation. An adjoining wall continues to be standing, nonetheless, I haved requested the commissioner to raze it to the bottom,” Akram stated.

Furthermore, Punjab interim Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi informed journalists that the injured would obtain free remedy.

Lahore, a day earlier, acquired over 290mm of rain in two spells inside a span of 10 hours, breaking a 30-year-old file within the provincial capital.

The incessant rain within the provincial capital additionally paralysed life, whereas 10 folks misplaced their lives in several incidents.


The Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) had warned earlier within the day that heavy rainfall could result in a “very excessive to exceptionally excessive degree” of flooding in River Chenab between July 8-10.

The FFD warned: “A deep trough of westerly wave together with sturdy incursion of monsoon currents from each sources and approaching higher air circulation, widespread heavy to very heavy rainfall with extraordinarily heavy falls at scattered locations is anticipated over the higher catchments of rivers Sutlej, Ravi and Chenab and as much as some extent over River Jhelum.”

As a result of these meteorological circumstances, very excessive to exceptionally high-level flooding is anticipated in River Chenab, whereas the flood scenario in rivers Ravi and Sutlej will depend on releases from India, it added.

Nevertheless, the FFD cautioned a excessive to very excessive degree of flooding can be anticipated within the nullahs of rivers Ravi and Chenab.