Recent rains in Pakistan have led to reports of falling roofs and landslides causing loss of life and property in many parts of the country.
According to officials, recent rains have caused severe damage to crops in central and southern Punjab and several people have been injured.
Aslam Baloch of Rahim Yar Khan District in Punjab Province was among those affected by the hailstorm.
A Muradabad resident told the international media outlet that he was returning home on a motorbike from work on Monday night when heavy rains started.
Aslam’s head was hit by a softball-sized hail and he fell down from the motorcycle covered in blood, he reached a nearby doctor’s clinic where he received medical treatment.
According to him, the same doctor took pictures of him and posted them on social media, which went viral.
Dr Muhammad Hanif, the chief meteorologist at the Meteorological Department, said that there are five spells of rain in each season, these rains are the second spell of the season which have proved to be very useful for wheat crops in rain-fed areas.
However, according to him, the rains in Central Punjab and South Punjab are also likely to cause damage to crops due to strong winds and hailstorms in these areas.
According to Dr Hanif, the recent rains have fallen in 100 per cent of the areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan while 70 to 80 per cent of the rains have fallen in Punjab. Inland, including Sindh, Balochistan, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, the rains have fallen in 70% of the country.
Dr Hanif added that these rains will significantly reduce pollen in the country’s capital Islamabad, while the speed of coronavirus transmission also slows down in such weather.