Heavy monsoon rain hailed on Lahore this weekend leaving the city in a state of utter disaster as people across the city continue to share devastating views of the city under literal water. The heavy rain has flooded roads and streets in many parts of the city.
The rain inundated all major roads, residential and commercial localities. Though Managing Director, Wasa, Syed Zahid Aziz, said: “till Sunday evening most of the 22 sore points including Lakshmi Chowk, Haji Camp, Firdous Market, Kashmir Road, GPO, Sheranwala Gate, Aik Moriya Pull, Mozang, Qartaba Chowk, Lawrence Road and Ichra were cleared from rainwater”.
Barkat Market, Garden Town #lahorerain pic.twitter.com/kPOY95QTNL
— Arsal Shah (@iamarslan23) August 10, 2020
Beautiful view of beadon road Lahore. 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/YsGOmdCALo
— Malik Rizwan Karamat Khokhar 🇵🇰🇨🇳🇹🇷 (@EngRizwanMalik) August 10, 2020
Liberty today!#LahoreRain #LahoreSinks pic.twitter.com/rLcon7Hc7K
— Hashim Shah (@HashimShahSyed) August 10, 2020
The heavy rain has destroyed many homes with videos of them being flooded are rampant on social media. Cars and other vehicles are shown as floating in the direction of the flooding, not being able to control.
#lahorerain #Gulberg3 right in front of my office… pic.twitter.com/8B1SZSP5FJ
— Mona Zia (@zia_mona) August 10, 2020
Imagine this is Punjab Cooperative Society #lahorerain pic.twitter.com/5Cih1hxWbz
— Ishtiyaque Aziz (@ishispeaks) August 10, 2020
Most flooding has occurred in the eastern city of Lahore.
We have never seen such situation in last 8 years but thanks to Buzdar Government for providing us such a good environment. #incompetentBuzdar #lahorerain pic.twitter.com/jIwBqADnOy
— §amina Hafeez Malik (@SaminaHafeezMa1) August 10, 2020
Shoukat town butt chowk gazi road #lahorerain pic.twitter.com/XtclzdZ4mo
— Farzoque Jabbar (@FarzoqueJ) August 10, 2020
May no one ever get to experience what these two households are facing but one has got to appreciate their perseverance through such times#Lahorerain #LahoreSinks pic.twitter.com/qwlXgeZrPI
— Z I R G H A M (@ZirghamBukhari) August 10, 2020
The death toll from three days of heavy monsoon rains triggering flash floods in Pakistan has risen to at least 58, officials said on Sunday.
Back of Emporium Mall road lead to defence y block.@VCWASALHR @WasaLahore @MashwaniAzhar#lahorerain pic.twitter.com/7b2RQ9etom
— Rana Zaheer (@Being_zaheer1) August 10, 2020
#lahorerain it feels like lake pond 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/HaKqCalbmE
— Usman Shahbaz (@UsmanSh47046374) August 10, 2020
A Pakistan Army spokesman said a relief and rescue operation was underway. “Pakistan Army and navy rescue teams, including medical and engineering teams, are assisting the civil administration to rescue the stranded people to safer places,” he added.
People are angry at the Punjab government and want things to clear up so that life can return to normal.