Cyclone claims 8 lives in Sialkot

SIALKOT: 8 persons have been killed and several injured after a cyclone has hit the several villages of Sialkot.

Severe windstorm and cyclone wrecked havoc at noon Saturday in the nearby villages of Sialkot including Machrala, Nazir Pura, Bahadar Pur and Dera Bhattian. Cyclone caused severe damage to over 50 houses. As man as 8 persons were buried alive under the debris of collapsed houses and several were injured.

DCO Sialkot has confirmed four casualties and 25 persons have sustained injuries. 10 injured have been shifted to Allama Iqbal memorial hospital.

Pakistan army, district administration and rescue teams reached the affected villages and they shifted the injured to hospitals.

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