Seven including five children dead in land sliding in Azad Kashmir

Shiraz ShaikhWeb Editor

17th Aug, 2019. 06:38 pm
Land sliding Azad Kashmir

In an event of land sliding due to heavy rainfalls in Azad Kashmir seven people including five children are dead.

According to the details, the incident happened in district Poonch in Azad Kashmir. Land sliding took three houses in its way in which seven people were dead while one got injured.

The dead include one women, five children and one man. Dead have been identified by the names of Sobia, Tasbiha, Alisha, Sooda, Asma, Roji, and Shahbaz. Jameela was injured in the incident which was shifted to hospital.

Rescue teams along with district administration arrived at the land sliding scene and did the rescue work. Pak Army staff also helped in the rescue works.

Another rain spell of moderate to heavy rains has been forecast across the country in the next 24 hours.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rain is expected in Hazara, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Lahore Division, Islamabad and Kashmir on Saturday.

Downpours with thunderstorms are likely to expect in different parts of the country including Malakand, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Sahiwal, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur Division and Gilgit-Baltistan.

According to the Meteorological Department, the recorded temperature of Karachi was 28 degree centigrade in the morning, humidity in the air was recorded at 84% while the air in the southeast was moving at 8 nautical miles.

Rain showers were reported in Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore Division and Islamabad, while some places in Peshawar, Malakand, Makran Division, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan received thunderstorms with heavy rain.

Prior, rains had disrupted Karachi’s system, roads and streets of many areas had waterlogged following heavy rainfall while 33 people lost their lives in electrocution incidents during the week.

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