Severe Rain, hailstorm kills 5 in Punjab, Pakistan

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Intermittent downpour followed by hailstorm, lightening played havoc in various areas of Punjab as five people were killed and scores injured in rain-related incidents.
Five people, including a teen girl, were killed in separate roof collapse incidents and lightning in Lahore, Gujranwala and Sheikhupura.
Wind storms in various cities, including Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Kasur, Multan, Hafizabad, Gujrat, Sialkot and Layyah uprooted the trees, destroying the signboards, roofs of huts besides adversely disrupting the power supply.
Several cities were plunged into darkness due to tripping of dozen of feeders of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO).
More than 50 people were reported injured across the province in separate mishaps.
The hailstorm destroyed the ripened wheat crop in various cities of central and southern Punjab rendering heavy losses to the growers.

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