Record havy rain in Lahore, seven people including an 11 year-old child were killed: What happened in Lahore will happen in other cities in the coming years.

Seven people including two women and an 11-year-old child have been killed in various incidents since the early morning of Wednesday in Lahore. Capital of Pakistan's Punjab province.

According to the provincial government, the last 30year record of rain in Lahore has been broken.

The Meteorological Department says that 291 mm of rain was recorded in the city in 10 hours While more than 200 mm of rain was recorded in different areas of the city. Lakshmi Chowk recorded the highest rainfall of 236 mm.

According to the authorities, seven people died during this period. Out of which three people died due to electric current and three people died due to the collapse of roofs. An 11 year-old boy was reported to have drowned while playing in rainwater.

Record Havy Rain In Lahore What is  situation

The caretaker chief minister of the province Mohsin Naqvi has confirmed the deaths in a tweet.

It may be remembered that earlier on June 26 last month. Maximum rainfall of 256 mm was recorded in Lahore while last year in 2022, 238 mm of rain was recorded in Lahore.

According to Commissioner Lahore Muhammad Ali Randhawa, earlier in 2018 288 mm of rain was recorded in Lahore.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department intermittent rain is likely to continue in Lahore in the next 24 hours.

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What is the situation in the city?

Due to the heavy rain that started,on Wednesday morning, water accumulated in the low-lying areas of the city. while the water of the canal passing through the center of the city flooded the roads adjacent to it.

In such a situation different areas of the city came under water and different roads. Markets and several underpasses were submerged in water. On the one hand, the traffic system was affected, on the other hand electricity and gas supply was stopped in many parts of the city.

According to LESCO, the organization responsible for the transmission of electricity in Lahore, several areas of the city are without electricity due to tripping and other technical problems.