Monsoon Showers: 13 Perish In Rain Related Incidents In Twin Cities

Monsoon Showers: 13 Perish In Rain Related Incidents In Twin Cities
As many as 13 people perished on Wednesday in two different incidences of walls collapsing in Islamabad due to heavy monsoon rains in both the federal capital and Rawalpindi.

As predicted by the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea have strengthened today, causing torrential rain to continue to pound the twin cities, with Rawalpindi receiving the heaviest downpours of around 200 millimeters.

As per the police, the wall of a bridge that was still being built collapsed on top of 12 people near Golra Mor on Peshawar Road in Islamabad.

They said the wall, under which the workers had erected a tent to dwell on the job site, was 100 feet wide and 11 feet high.

According to representatives of Rescue 1122, the rescue staff arrived at the scene of the tragedy as soon as the complaint was received.

According to the police, rescuers used machinery to assist them in removing remains from the wall's debris. Four survivors have been found so far, but there are possibly still more trapped beneath the wreckage.

A similar wall collapse event that occurred in Mohammadi Town, which is within the jurisdiction of Khana Police Station in Islamabad, claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl.

In another rain-related incident, two buses going on the Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway collided after losing control on the slick road during a shower, injuring numerous people.

According to Rescue 1122, its teams are helping the wounded while the seriously injured are sent to hospitals in Wah Cantt and Taxila.