A month's worth of rain falls in Punjab in a day, leaving 24 dead and 18 injured, Pakistan

A month's worth of rain falls in Punjab in a day, leaving 24 dead and 18 injured, Pakistan

Persistent heavy monsoon rains hit Pakistan's Punjab Province overnight into Thursday, August 20, 2020, leaving at least 24 people dead and 18 hurt. In Lahore, more than 200 mm (8 inches) of rain fell in 24 hours, which is more than the average August rainfall of 164 mm (6 inches).

Torrential rains left several houses damaged or destroyed as many homes in rural Pakistan are made of sun-baked mud and flimsy cinder block construction.

At least 24 people died while 18 others were injured. According to the emergency services spokesman Muhammad Asghar, most of the fatalities were caused by collapsed walls and roofs.

Three of the victims died when a landslide struck a coal mine in Chakwal District.

In Lahore, flooding swept through homes and streets after heavy rainfall struck.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) registered more than 200 mm (8 inches) in a 24-hour period, surpassing the city's average monthly rain for August of 164 mm (6 inches).

PMD warned of further heavy rains in Punjab, as well as in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh over the coming days.

Featured image credit: Abdul Majid Kalwar


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