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.
So this is the reality of Lahore.karachi is being criticized alot for the rain,cities should not be criticized as situations like this can happen every where in the https://t.co/Ebl1LPTcbN stop playing politics and unite yourself to improve this country.
— Hamidrazapak (@Mhr_Pak) August 20, 2020
— Saad Majeed (@SaadMaj55792594) August 20, 2020
Thank God this is Lahore after rain not Karachi. Otherwise many media channels would have demanded resign from CM Sindh and our federal government would have started talks of separating Karachi from Sindh or to impose governor rule in Sindh. pic.twitter.com/Mfo0N1UnW5
— Abdul Majid Kalwar (@Majid_PSF) August 21, 2020
Featured image credit: Abdul Majid Kalwar
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