11 die in Punjab rain-related mishaps


Lahore: Different areas of Punjab received heavy showers coupled with gusty winds and at least 11 people died in ele ctrocution and roof falling incidents.

Murree, Bahawalnagar, Faisalabad, Multan, Rajanpur, Lodhran and other cities received heavy rains and gusty winds.

Eight people including children and elders died in different mishaps and dozens injured in Bahawalnagar where emergency was announced in the district headquarters hospital.

A man died and about two dozen other injured in Multan. One man died in roof collapse in Faisalbad and two in Lodhran.

Several other small towns and villages were also badly affected by heavy rains; however, rescue efforts were under way in the rain-hit areas.