Pakistan – 6 Killed in Lahore Floods

Torrential monsoon rain caused major flooding in Lahore and parts of Punjab Province in Pakistan on 03 July.

Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said that 6 people have lost their lives in the flooding. Four died from electrocution and 2 others died when a building collapsed in the Said Mitha Bazar area of Lahore.

The flooding blocked roads and caused several sinkholes on the city’s streets. Damage was reported to buildings and power was cut in some areas after cables were damaged. Several people needed to be rescued from flood water by emergency services.

Local media reported rainfall of over 250 mm in 24 hours between 02 and 03 July. According to figures from the Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), central areas of the city recorded 139 mm of rain in 24 hours to 03 July, then a further 102 mm in a few hours on 04 July. Lahore Airport recorded 90 mm on 03 July and 112.8 mm to 04 July.

PMD has forecast more rain over the next two days.

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