At least 20 people were struck by lightning during widespread rainfall in Tharparkar region on Wednesday, 14th November. More than 30 people have said to be injured due to the incident.
Heavy rainfall lashed parts of Tharparkar including Mithi, Islamkot, Diplo and other adjoining areas. The victims of the unfortunate incident included women and children as well. It is also being said that the number of casualties are still increasing. Livestock of the area was also adversely affected as a lot of animals in the region also perished due to heavy lightning and fire afterwards.
The injured and the dead bodies were shifted to Tharparkar Hospital. The rainfall prediction had been issued some days ago by Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) stating that heavy rain in the region will continue till 16th November.