LAHORE- At least 31 people have been killed in rain-related incidents across Punjab since last night, police and rescue sources have reported. Fifteen deaths were reported from Lahore and a total of seven from the districts of Sialkot and Gujranwala due to rooftop collapses.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department warned that all rivers in Punjab would likely be in “very high” to “exceptionally high” flood from September 5 till September 7.

Chief Meteorologist Muhammad Riaz said the rainfall is likely to continue for next 24 hours and rain is likely to trigger high flooding in Jhelum and Sutlej rivers of Punjab . The PMD has also forecasted rain in Sindh, Kashmir and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has expressed grief over the deaths.