LAHORE - Eleven labourers sustained wounds when the roof of their accommodation collapsed due to rain in Jamu bus stop near Badian Tuesday.

Rescuers rushed to the site and shifted the injured to the Lahore General Hospital. Police said that at least 20 labourers were living together on rent in the hall located on the Badian Road. The rooftop of the hall caved in on early Tuesday.

Weather forecast

Parts of the country including Lahore received rainfall of varying intensities on Tuesday, increasing chill in weather by causing considerable decrease in the mercury level.

The rains disturbed normal routine life as rainwater inundated on portions of roads and roadsides in urban areas including the City.

In Lahore, the rains started last night and continued intermittently till Tuesday afternoon, submerging roads and streets in several localities in rainwater. Biting cold and intermittent rains forced the people to stay indoors to avoid exposure to harsh weather conditions, decreasing traffic on otherwise busy City roads. Large scale load shedding and low gas pressure added to the woes of cold stricken people. In most parts of Lahore, women faced huge difficulties in cooking meals for their families. The rains and winds also caused tripping of dozens of feeders, causing hours’ long blackout in parts of Lahore.  

The rains added to the woes of motorists and pedestrians as the rainwater inundated on portions of roads and roadsides. Frequent traffic jams were witnessed due to inundated rainwater and slippery conditions. Several incidents of skidding of motorcycles were also reported from various parts of the City.

Kalam and Parachinar remained the coldest places in the country where mercury dropped 09 degree Celsius below the freezing point. Minimum temperature in Skardu was recorded -08 C, Gupis -05 C, Malamjabba, Chitral and Dir -04 C, Hunza, Drosh and Astore -03 C. Maximum and minimum temperature in Lahore was recorded 17 C and 10 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 70 per cent.

According to the experts, continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country.

Local meteorological department has forecast mainly cold and dry weather for most parts of the country including Lahore during the next couple of days. However, partly cloudy weather with chances of light rain is expected at few places of Kashmir and its adjoining hilly areas.

On Tuesday, Lahore received 43 mm rains, Okara 36 mm, Sialkot 23 mm, Muzaffarabad 19 mm, Kasur and Bahawalpur 18 mm each, Shorkot 16 mm, Parachinar 14 mm, Faisalabad 13 mm, Balakot and Garhi Dupatta 12 mm each, Bahawalnagar and Gujranwala 11 mm each, Kakul 10 mm, Gujrat 09 mm, Toba Tek.Singh, Dir and Mangla 07 mm each, Multan and Murree 05 mm each, Kalam, Rawalakot, Kotli and Ormara 04 mm each.