Dust storm leaves three dead, dozens injured in Karachi

Dust storm leaves three dead, dozens injured in Karachi

Karachi (Staff Report/Agencies): At least three people were killed and more than 20 others injured as an intense dust storm hit the metropolis on Sunday night and continued Monday morning.

As per details, a man died as a tree fell on him near Peoples Chowrangi, while two children were killed in separate incidents.

Incidents of wall and roof collapses have been reported in Korangi, Landhi, Malir, Lyari, PECHS, Peoples Chowrangi and Surjani Town.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted rain and dust-thunderstorms in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and various parts of the Punjab.

According to the synoptic situations, a shallow westerly wave is presently affecting upper and central parts of the country and likely to intensify on Sunday (evening/night) and grip most parts of the country on Monday.

Following rainfalls were recorded in millimeters during Last 24 hrs: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: upper Dir 20, Mirkhani 13,Chitral 10, Kalam, Drosh 09, Balakot 07,Kakul 06, Parachinar, Saidu Sharif 05,Bannu 04,D.I.khan 02,Lower Dir Malmjabba, Pattan 01,Kashmir: Garhiduppta 15, Muzaffarabd 10, Rawalakot 04,Balochistan: Zhob 14,Quetta 06,Khuzdar, Gawadar 02,Pasni 01, Punjab: Khanewal 08,Sahiwal 07, Multan 05,Layyah 03,Jhang 03, Gilgit-Baltistan: Chillas,Hunza, Bagrote 02 &Skardu 01.

Today’s Highest Maximum Temperatures were recorded as follow: Mirpurkhas 43 & Mithi 42°C, Islamabad 29C, Peshawar 32C, Lahore 34C.