Minors among four dead after dust storm hits Lahore

LAHORE: At least four people including two minors were killed and 17 injured in the wake of a fierce dust storm that hit Lahore, rescue official informed media.
Officials said the death toll could increase further.
The storms disrupted electricity of the residential areas in Garhi Shahu, Dharampur, Davis Road, Allama Iqbal road, Sahafi Colony, Harbanspura and adjoining areas.
Dust storms, followed by rainfall, hit Islamabad and Lahore breaking the long heat spell.

Earlier today, the Meteorological Department had forecast rainfall for Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore division and Kashmir.

Scattered rainfall is expected to continue in the region.
For the northern areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Met Department has forecast three rain weather systems after June 15.
The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) confirmed that over 300 feeders tripped in the provincial capital, with 272 having being restored, adding that it was restoring the remaining faulty feeders to resume power supply to affected households.

The gusty winds were so strong that they downed several trees and shattered window panes of a few buildings in the city.

The storm also caused damage to two PIA aircraft parked on the Lahore airport’s apron, a spokesman for the PIA said.
The planes have been grounded and inspected for fitness.