LAHORE  - Two persons were buried alive when the roof of a cattle farm collapsed on them during heavy rains in Shahdara late Sunday night. Rescue workers pulled out the victims after hectic efforts and later handed over the bodies to the families.

Local residents said that the owner, Saif Ullah, and his worker Naseer Ahmed were sleeping in cattle farm when all of a sudden its rooftop caved in during heavy rains. As a result, they died on the spot.

More rains ahead

Parts of the country received rainfall of varying intensities on Monday, disturbing normal routine life by causing urban flooding, frequent traffic jam and power outages.

Experts have forecast more rains with snowfall over the hills during the next couple of days.

Widespread rain with snowfall over the hills occurred in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Cloudiness, rains, strong winds and snowfall over the hills increased intensity of cold wave in upper parts and brought back chill in weather in plains by causing considerable decrease in the mercury level.

In Lahore, scattered rains late night disturbed routine life as rainwater inundated on portions of roads and roadsides. Clouds, strong winds and rains decreased mercury level, increasing chill in weather during the day and at nighttime. Short bursts of heavy rains added to the woes of motorists and pedestrians by causing inundation of rainwater in parts of Lahore. Massive traffic jams were witnessed at major City roads due to inundation of rainwater on portions of roads and roadsides. Several incidents of skidding of motorcycles were also reported from various parts of the City.

According to the experts, western disturbance is affecting upper and central parts of the country and expected to persist till Tuesday.

The local meteorological department has forecast cloudy weather with chances of rains for the City during the next 24 hours. Met office has forecast more rain with snowfall over the hills at scattered places of Islamabad, Upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore divisions), Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar divisions), Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and Isolated heavy falls in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Hazara, Gujranwala divisions and Kashmir.

On Monday, Sialkot received 101 mm rain, Rawalpindi 89 mm, Rawalakot 78 mm, Cherat 68 mm, Islamabad 67 mm, Chakwal 57 mm, Dir 56 mm, MalamJabba 49 mm, Gujrat 47 mm, Kotli 42 mm, Lahore and Mangla 40 mm each, Saidu Sharif 38 mm, Kalam 35 , Jhelum and Muzaffarabad 34 mm each, Lower Dir 33 mm, Gujranwala 31 mm, Peshawar and Garhi Dupatta 28 mm each, Kohat and Parachinar 26 mm each, Drosh 25 mm, Kasur and Sargodha 24 mm each, Bahawalnagar 21 mm, Kirkhani and Murree 19 mm each, M B Din and Joharabad 18 mm each, Chitral 16 mm, Balakot 14 mm, Pattan 13 mm, Kakul 12 mm, Bahawalpur 11 mm, Gupis and Bunji 09 mm each.

Snowfall (inch):Kalam 18, Malamjabba 08, Astore 07, Dir 04, Skardu 03, Chitral 02, Mirkhani, Drosh 01.