The storm moves into India – Pakistan Weather Portal (PWP) will now not give updates related to this storm
Severe dust storms hit Punjab
Bill boards, houses collapses
41 dead in India from the same storm!
Unexpected destruction in Punjab
A western disturbance over upper parts of Pakistan on May 21 has brought unexpected destruction and death to Punjab province. Over 17 are killed with over 100 injured in the province due to the incidents of collapsing houses. The wind speed touched 56 mph (90 kph) in Lahore, Multan, Sahiwal and other cities of Punjab on May 21.
Update (5:48 pm PST)
The worst appears to be over for Punjab as the system has moved towards India where it is bringing strong wind storms of 70 kph and moderate rainfall. Punjab could experience light drizzle with fast winds during the 24 hours but the deadly dust storm episode is over. The weather system is weakening by every passing hour. This is the last update from PWP
What really happened in Punjab?
Northern Pakistan, mostly Punjab was under the grip of light to moderate rainfall accompanied by severe dust storms since May 22 that has brought cool weather to the province which was experiencing hot weather since last few days. Deadly dust storms have hit Lahore, Multan, Sahiwal and many other cities of the province, the stormy winds have caused many bill boards, trees, roof of houses to collapse. Sahiwal was the worst affected city where 8 people died due to severe winds and thunderstorm that uprooted trees, pulled down billboards and power pylons while roofs and walls of many houses also collapsed. As result, 8 people lost their lives while dozens of others were wounded. Most of the casualties have been reported from Saddar Chowk and Jihad Ground areas where many hoardings had been installed. Though the exact death toll is not confirmed.