BAHAWALNAGAR - Gusty winds and record-breaking rains claimed three lives and left dozens of others injured and flooded the low-laying areas here. The winds and rain started in the night of Eidul Fitr and continued for hours. Many incidents of walls and roofs collapse were reported. A number of electricity polls and trees were uprooted and signboards fell, resulting in the three deaths. In the first incident, Kaneeza of Jattuwala was killed due to roof collapse, while seven other women of the family sustained injuries. Rescue 1122 shifted the injured to a nearby hospital. Labourer Tufail of Basti Allahyar also died as roof of his house caved in while five of the family sustained injuries, in Abdullah Chowk, son and mother sustained injured due to roof collapse, while in Chak 150/2L a youth Bashir Ahmed electrocuted. In addition, number of other injuries reported throughout the district. The rains also played havoc with crops on thousands of acres land. Inefficient drainage also added to the miseries as the populated areas and main markets were also inundated. About 3-feet water accumulation was reported in most of the areas. The denizens of different localities - Madina Town, Nizampura, and Farooqabad - staged protest against the tehsil administration. They set old tyres on fire and blocked the Chistian Road. Meanwhile met office disclosed that rain was recorded 100 millimeter which broke the 20 years record. People of the town also suffered outages of over 20 hours in different places due to the failure of transformers and electricity supply lines. It is worth mentioning here that the power supply to many of the localities of the town could not be restored so far.