LAHORE: Downpour in different areas on Saturday inundated roads and streets in the provincial capital of Lahore and commuters faced immense difficulties while trying to carry on with their routines.

According to reports, scattered rain lashed Mall Road, Jail Road, Ferozpur Road, Shimla Pahari, Garhi Shahu among others areas.

Traffic flow was affected on Jail Road leading up to Mall Road as motorcyclists parked under an overhead bridge blocking the traffic.

Meteorological Department has stated that the spell would continue for three more days.

Numerous power feeders tripped across Lahore as soon as heavy rain hit.

It should be mentioned here that around two lives were lost in different rain-related accidents in Lahore involving short circuit and electrocution in this season.

The department stated that heavyfall is expected at isolated places in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Kashmir and in areas of FATA, Gilgit- Baltistan and Balochistan.

Around 90mm rain was recorded in Lahore during part 24 hours. —Online
Around 90mm rain was recorded in Lahore during part 24 hours. —Online
Streets seen flooded with rain water in Lahore. —Online
Streets seen flooded with rain water in Lahore. —Online
Open manhole on roads were major cause of accidents. —AFP
Open manhole on roads were major cause of accidents. —AFP
Rain water entered into homes due to improper drainage system.  —Online
Rain water entered into homes due to improper drainage system. —Online
Cattle traders face troubles due to inappropriate management in cattle markets. — PPI
Cattle traders face troubles due to inappropriate management in cattle markets. — PPI
Rain water outside Quaid-i-Azam Library. —PPI
Rain water outside Quaid-i-Azam Library. —PPI
Some people kept enjoying the weather and visited food stalls during the rain. — AFP
Some people kept enjoying the weather and visited food stalls during the rain. — AFP
Children faced trouble while returning from their schools. — PPI
Children faced trouble while returning from their schools. — PPI
Senior citizens face difficulty due to rain. — AFP
Senior citizens face difficulty due to rain. — AFP
People living in slums and huts were the ones most affected. — Online
People living in slums and huts were the ones most affected. — Online
Parents faced inconvenience due to rain water on roads to drop their children to school.  —AFP
Parents faced inconvenience due to rain water on roads to drop their children to school. —AFP
Attendance in offices also dropped because of water on roads  — PPI
Attendance in offices also dropped because of water on roads — PPI
Open manhole on roads were the major cause of accidents. — AFP
Open manhole on roads were the major cause of accidents. — AFP
Public preferred to commute through Tonga to avoid  inconvenience. —Online
Public preferred to commute through Tonga to avoid inconvenience. —Online
Vehicles on roads were half submerged in water.  —APP
Vehicles on roads were half submerged in water. —APP
LDA workers were busy extracting water from rain affected areas. —Online
LDA workers were busy extracting water from rain affected areas. —Online
Traders in markets look upset. —Online
Traders in markets look upset. —Online
Source : Dawn News