20 die in thun­der­storm...

Pakistan Observer - - IN­TER­NA­TIONAL -

their friends and fam­i­lies.

In a press state­ment, the Met Of­fice said that a western dis­tur­bance was af­fect­ing up­per parts of the coun­try and is likely to per­sist un­til Fri­day.

A mother and her two young daugh­ters liv­ing in Is­lam­abad’s Mar­galla Town, a Madrassa stu­dent from sec­tor F- 7 and an­other in­di­vid­ual from Barakahu are also re­ported dead be­cause of in­ci­dents linked with the wind­storm.

There are re­ports of 21 peo­ple get­ting in­jured in var­i­ous ac­ci­dents caused by the storm in At­tock.

Two peo­ple died as a re­sult of roof col­lapse in Pe­shawar’s Musazai, Ko­hat Road.

Res­cue sources stated that the two who died in the in­ci­dent in­cluded a mother and her 6- year- old son named Ah­mad. Two girls, Am­breen and Nausheen, were in­jured; both were trans­ferred to Lady Read­ing Hos­pi­tal, Pe­shawar.

A man was died due to fall of a wall in Kur­ram Agency. Res­cuers said that four peo­ple, two of them women, were killed in Now­shehra and Jam­rud. One child was re­port­edly killed in Charsadda.

Fur­ther­more, one per­son died in Now­shera be­cause of the se­vere storm whereas 14 oth­ers were in­jured.

The Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal De­part­ment recorded the wind speed to be around 148 kilo­me­tres per hour dur­ing the storm. Lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tion has di­rected work­ers be­long­ing to the En­vi­ron­men­tal De­part­ment to clear the roads of fallen trees and ca­ble. Pun­jab Chief Min­is­ter She­hbaz Sharif has asked for a re­port of the dam­age caused as a re­sult of the wind­storm and has di­rected au­thor­i­ties to com­pen­sate cit­i­zens of the loss they suf­fered.

“Scat­tered rain- thun­der­storm with gusty wind is ex­pected in FATA, KP ( Malakand, Hazara, Pe­shawar, Ko­hat, Mar­dan, and Bannu di­vi­sion), Is­lam­abad, Up­per Pun­jab ( Rawalpindi, Sar­godha, Gu­jran­wala, La­hore, Faisal­abad di­vi­sions), Gil­gitBaltistan and Kash­mir and at few places in D G Khan. D I Khan, Quetta, Zhob and Mul­tan di­vi­sions,” it said.

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