Event Report

Event Description

Flash Flood in Pakistan on Sunday, 09 September, 2012 at 15:52 (03:52 PM) UTC.

At least 17 people were killed and over 20 others injured in several rain-related accidents in eastern and southern Pakistan Sunday, reported a local media and officials. The rains raised havoc in eastern province of Punjab where flood water inundated several low-lying areas, caused collapse of several houses and destroyed crops in thousands of hectares of land. The industrial city of Faisalabad and its adjoining area Kamalia were the worst hit where at least three people were killed and 12 others, including women and children, were injured in incidents of roof collapse. Torrential rains in provincial capital city Lahore killed two people. Several people were injured in roof collapse in western city of Multan when an estimated 90 mm of rain lasted for more than five hours. In southwest Muzzafargarh district, at least two people were killed and two others injured in roof collapse. The southern province of Sindh was also affected by heavy rains where at least five people were electrocuted in Hyderabad city. The port city of Karachi was also hit by heavy rain. Rain water entered the houses in low-lying areas of Karachi and some other areas of the province. Traffic was also affected as roads in the city were submerged under rain water.

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