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Torrential rains, hailstorms damage people’s properties, crops in country

One person loses his life in Swat after struck by lightning

By News Desk

April 28, 2024 10:27 AM


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Heavy rains and hailstorms that lashed different parts of the country yesterday not only inundated low-lying areas but also resulted in damage to people’s properties and crops besides resulting in the loss of a life and injuries to several others, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.

Man killed after struck by lightning in Swat

One person was killed while six others, including three women, were injured after lightning struck a house in Swat’s area of Barikot.

The deceased was stated to be the head of the family.

Later the injured were shifted to hospital for treatment.

Several injured as roof collapses in Bajaur

Seven persons were buried underneath the rubble after the roof of a house caved in in the suburban area of Bajaur due to heavy rain.

Persistent rain in Khyber makes farmers worried

On the other hand, although the rain that has been pouring in Khyber, Jamrud, Barra, Landi Kotal and other parts of Tirah Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) since yesterday has brought down temperatures considerably, bringing smiles on the people’s faces, still the farmers are worried that it may damage the wheat crop.  

Similarly, the weather turned cold after Shikai and adjoining areas were lashed by hailstorms.

Rains damage crops, roads infrastructure in Balochistan

Heavy rains Balochistan yesterday not only damaged the road infrastructure but also damaged crops and orchards; thus causing a colossal loss to farmers.

Streams were swollen after torrential rains resulted in a flood-like situation in several areas of the province. Several sections of Quetta-Ziarat highway were washed away by floodwaters.

Downpours reported from Punjab cities

As was the case elsewhere in the country, rains were also reported from different parts of Punjab.  

It rained cats and dogs in Jhang and Sargodha.

Parts of Neelam Valley in AJK receive rain, snow

Likewise, rain in the Neelam Valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and snow over the mountains turned the weather chilly in these areas.

Met Office forecasts more thundershowers, hailstorms

On the other hand, the weather department has predicted that the upper parts of the country will today again be visited by rains and hailstorms.

It has said that showers and hailstorms are expected in different areas of Punjab, Islamabad, KP, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan during the next 24 hours.   

 

 

Reporters: Jahanzeb Afridi, Fatima Khan and Shahid Jan

 

 

 

 


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