In pictures: Heavy downpour causes streets to flood in Lahore

Torrential monsoon rains lashed the city of Lahore  on Tuesday, flooding streets and killing six people, as authorities struggled to restore normalcy in rain-affected areas.

Of the six who died in Lahore, four passed away due to electrocution while two others lost their lives after being buried under the debris of collapsed buildings.

A large sinkhole has also appeared on the Mall Road near DPO Chowk. It has filled with rainwater and it is feared that the water may affect the underground Orange Line Metro station nearby.

The destruction has been caused by heavy downpours that dumped 177 millimetres of rainwater on the city on Tuesday.

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Residents look at a road caved in due to the heavy rain fall

PAKISTAN-WEATHER-RAIN Men push an ambulance through a flooded square

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Commuters cross a flooded street after heavy rains in Lahore

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People wade through a flooded marketplace after the heavy rainfall in Lahore

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Lahore residents wade carefully through a flooded street.

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People travel through a road still flooded in the evening after heavy rainfall in the early morning hours.

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A man carrying an umbrella passes through an empty road

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A horse-cart owner carries people through a heavily-flooded street

 

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