At least eleven human beings had been killed and five others injured as extremely heavy rainfall lashed the dual towns on Wednesday, inundating numerous localities and submerging fundamental thoroughfares.
According to eyewitnesses, a huge quantity of people engaged within the production of the Golra Mor underpass had spent the night in a tent set up subsequent to the affected wall.
In the morning following heavy rainfall, the wall adjacent to the tent all of sudden collapsed and the labourers had been buried underneath the debris.The Capital Development Authority (CDA) Rescue and different alleviation businesses are taking part within the rescue operation. All the deceased had been labourers who belonged to one-of-a-kind areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Punjab.
They had been identified as Muhammad Shoaib, Zahid, Karim, Noor Muhammad, Kaleemullah, Jalal Deen, Akbarzada, Israfel, Nauman, Muhammad Khalid, Yasin, Farooq, Muhammad Shakeel, Inayat, Rehman and Mualim Khan.
An Islamabad police station has registered the incident file and started an investigation.
Currently, an predicted 200mm of rain has been recorded in many regions, and Nullah Leh is also on flood alert.Due to heavy rain in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi issued important commands to Rescue 1122, Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and the management.
He additionally ordered instantaneous drainage of water in low-mendacity areas of Rawalpindi due to heavy rain.
“The management and related establishments ought to right now use all resources for drainage within the low-mendacity areas,” brought Naqvi.
The caretaker leader minister additionally said that movements should be taken on an emergency basis for the drainage of rainwater and directed officials of the management and related institutions to stay within the area till the drainage paintings is finished.
“All precautionary measures ought to be taken in view of the danger of flooding inside the rivers,” he stated.
Naqvi also directed applicable authorities to continuously screen the situation of Nullah Leh and additionally directed them to post a report to the CM’s office as quickly because the drainage paintings is entire.The Pakistan Army began the procedure of citizens’ evacuation after it become referred to as in by means of the city administration.
According to the administration, the water stage in Rawalpindi’s Nullah Leh has risen to an alarming degree and the flood manipulate room has issued an evacuation alert from low-lying regions.
The water level has risen to 15 toes at Katarian and 18 feet at Golmandi, and then an evacuation alert has been issued at each locations.Moreover, it become stated that rainwater has entered the low-mendacity areas of Javed Colony, Arya Mohalla and Nadeem Colony.
The city management says that due to the rain emergency, army troops have been called and deployed in order that the Army is ready to deal with any emergency or untoward incident.
However, it maintained that the district administration will also be gift for action at the side of military forces.
According to the management, the flash flood is passing from Nullah Leh into Soan River due to which the water level in the river has also started to rise.
Flood warning sirens had been sounded in Nullah Leh and residents are being requested to evacuate low-lying regions through bulletins.