At least 22 people have been killed in incidents triggered by heavy downpours across the country over the past two days in Pakistan.
Intermittent monsoon rains continue in Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, eastern Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Heavy rain lashed Faisalabad, Gujrat and Gujranwala, after which several low-lying areas were inundated by stormwater.
Three of a family including a minor died after wall of their house collapsed in a katchi abadi in Islamabad. Three minors were drowned in a stormwater drain in Mianwali, taking the death toll from rain-related incidents to 22.
Also in Charsadda, dozens of mud houses were collapsed in the wake of heavy rain, coupled with strong winds.
A heavy downpour in Gilgit-Baltistan forced authorities to issue a red alert, warning of major flood. The GB Disaster Management Authority has advised citizens residing in areas close to rivers and streams, or in low-lying vicinities, to remain cautious.
Traffic remains suspended on Gilgit-Skardu Road following Wednesday’s landslides on six different locations.
In Balochistan, rains continue in Zhob, Moosakhel, Loralai, Kohlu, Barkhan, Koh-e-Suleiman areas, which has triggered flood situation in tributaries originating from Koh-e-Suleiman.
Flash floods affected the Loralai-DG Khan and Zhob-DI Khan national highway at various locations.
Sporadic showers continued in Azad Kashmir on Thursday; however the flow of rivers in the valley was said to be at normal.