LAHORE: Storms and widespread rains, heavy at places, in most parts of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Azad Kashmir on Wednesday claimed at least eight lives.
Moist currents from the Arabian Sea, which are penetrating upper and central parts of the country, and a westerly wave are giving the first pre-monsoon rains and windstorms since Monday.
According to reports, three labourers died after the roof of a dilapidated house caved in along Lahore’s Raiwind Road.
MITHI: Eleven more children died in Thar’s hospitals, including the Civil Hospital of Mithi and Islamkot Rural Health Centre, during the past four days due to an outbreak of waterborne diseases and malnutrition.
According to credible sources in the health department, over 172 infants have lost their lives since Jan 1 this year in Tharparkar district.
By Intikhab Hanif
LAHORE: Maximum temperatures set a new record in some Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cities as the persisting heat wave further intensified on Sunday, and the Met department said a westerly wave was fast approaching the country for a refreshing partial break in the harsh weather in the next three days.
Noorpurthal and Bhakkar recorded 52 degrees C maximum temperature, the highest in the country and the highest ever of their history as the heat wave appeared to be centered over south Punjab and adjoining Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
LAHORE: Turbat blazed for the second consecutive day, recording the highest ever temperature of 53 degrees centigrade, while Sibi faced around 51 degrees centigrade and Lasbela, 49.2 degrees centigrade.
The country’s plains continued to be gripped with a severe heatwave on Monday and several areas in Sindh and Balochistan experienced their hottest ever recorded temperatures.
LAHORE: Vast areas of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan reeled under the severe heatwave that intensified on Sunday, the first day of Ramazan, creating a record for the highest-ever temperature in Turbat.
A shallow westerly wave is, nevertheless, likely to bring some rain over scattered places of upper parts of the country and some north-eastern cities in Punjab, including Lahore, in the next 24 hours.
It drizzled in Mianwali and Sargodha at the time of Iftar to the relief of heat-stricken people.