A mother and her son were killed in Islamabad on Wednesday as several areas of the capital experienced urban flooding after a cloudburst caused heavy rainfall.

Iran PressAsia: Deputy Commissioner Islamabad attributed the flash flood to a cloudburst and urged the public to cooperate and restrict unnecessary movements.

Meanwhile, police officials confirmed the aforesaid casualties at a house in sector E11/2, saying that floodwater entered the house's basement at night which caused the death of the child, while the mother passed away later.

Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the situation and cautioned citizens to take 'special care' due to the heavy monsoon rains.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said the army and other local authorities were present in the federal capital to deal with the situation.

Following the flooding in Islamabad, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar issued an alert due to the threat of flooding in adjoining city Rawalpindi's Leh Nullah and asked Rescue 1122 to put in place all the arrangements to deal with any emergency-like situation.


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