A fierce dust storm in Lahore claimed the lives of two children on Tuesday.
The winds traveled at a speed of 115 kilometers per hour. The minor girls died when the roof of their house in Shahdara caved in on them. Two other men were injured when a tree fell on them.
💨🌪⛈ This is the Black Wind Storm we experienced today in #Lahore, a couple of hours ago. Everything turned completely black for about 15 mins and all that happened within a couple of minutes.#weather #lhr #pk #blackwind #storm pic.twitter.com/tCJjINz0SQ
— Ahmad Awais (@MrAhmadAwais) June 5, 2018
More than 300 feeders of Lahore’s electricity company tripped, plunging most of the city in darkness. Affected areas included Shahdara, Samanabad, Shafiqabad, Mughalpura and Garhi Shahoo. People faced difficulty preparing sehri in the dark. LESCO officials said they were working on restoring the supply.