20 die in thunderstorm...
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.