LAHORE - Various parts of the country including the City received heavy downpour on Monday, bringing the life to a standstill by causing urban flooding and frequent power shutdowns. Dozens of people lost their lives while several others injured in rain related mishaps across the country. Lahore received 65 mm rain. The downpour, first heavy rains in the current monsoon, disturbed normal routine life in major cities including Lahore as the rainwater inundated roads not only in low-lying areas but also in several posh localities. Inundated rainwater and slippery conditions of roads caused massive traffic jams in urban areas. The rains, however, provided respite to the people from the muggy weather prevailing in the plains for the last couple of weeks. In Lahore, at least two people including a woman died and some 11 people sustained multiple injuries in roof and wall collapse incidents in different areas due to heavy rains. One Ismail, resident of Mast Iqbal Road in Factory Area, was sleeping on the roof of his house when it collapsed. As a result, he sustained serious injuries. The locals rushed the injured to a nearby hospital where he breathed his last. Police handed over the body to his heirs after necessary medico-legal formalities. A woman Hanifan Bibi sustained severe injuries after she slipped from the rooftop of her house in Burki police limits. Her family shifted her to the hospital where the doctors pronounced her dead. In another incident, three people including two women received serious wounds when a wall of a dilapidated house collapsed near Nadeem Chowk in Nishter Colony. Maryam Bibi, Razia Bibi and an unidentified man were badly injured and were shifted to hospital where their condition was stated to be stable. A two-year-old child Abdu Bakar also received minor injuries in Shadbagh area after he slipped from the stairs. An eight-year-old Zainul Abidin was badly injured when he fell from the rooftop of his house near Chuburji in Lytton Road police precincts. A woman and one Awais also received severe injures in rain related mishap in Nister Colony. The rains started in the wee hours and continued intermittently till the evening. Heavy bursts of rains in the morning turned City roads and streets into lakes and ponds. Strike of sanitary workers also added to the woes and miseries of the Lahorites. As the garbage was not lifted due to the strike, it also increased the problems of WASA staff busy in pumping water from low lying areas. First heavy monsoon rains smashed to the ground tall claims of WASA regarding its preparation for the rainy season as it took hours to the premier sanitation agency to clear roads from inundated rainwater. Major roads, not only in Northern Lahore but also in several posh localities, were presenting pictures of lakes and ponds even hours after stoppage of rains. Many roads were not cleared from inundated rainwater even six-eight hours after stoppage of rains. The rains added to the woes and miseries of motorists and pedestrians. Many vehicles and motorcycles were seen broken down in various parts of the City. Massive traffic jams were witnessed at major City roads due to inundation of rainwater. Several incidents of skidding of motorcycles were also reported from various parts of the City. Main Boulevard Gulberg, Lakshami Chowk, Garhi Shahu, Chowk Nakhuda, Mozang, Tharenten Road, Revaz Garden, Chuburji, Aziz Road, Shaarey Fatima Jinnah, Hameed Nizami Road, Zeldar Road, Ghazi Road, Samanabad, Main Boulevard Iqbal Town, Wahdat Colony, Rehman Pura, Railway Road, Shadbagh, Circular Road, Saidpur, Shahnoor, Scheme Mor, Sabzazar, Abbot Road, Montgomery Road, Gawalmandi, Data Nagar, Abdul Karim Road, inside Delhi Gate, Masti Gate, R A Bazar, Nishat Colony, Tajpura, Mughalpura, Maskeen Pura and Joray Pul were the worst affected areas as far as inundation of rainwater in concerned. On Monday, maximum and minimum temperature in the City was recorded 29 degree Celsius and 25 C respectively. Relative humidity in the evening was recorded 80 percent. People come out of their houses in the evening to enjoy pleasant change in weather after the heavy monsoon rains. Major parks and picnic spots attracted a large number of people including women and children in the evening. Huge rush was witnessed at Bagh-e-Jinnah, Racecourse Park, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Jallo Park and Lahore Zoo in the evening. According to the experts, well marked seasonal low lies over northeast Balochistan and adjoining areas. Sundays trough of westerly wave over northeast Afghanistan and adjoining areas of Pakistan on Monday lies over northern parts of the country. Moist current from Arabian Sea is penetrating sub mountainous areas of Punjab and Kashmir upto 5000 feet. Local meteorological department has forecast partly cloudy weather with chances of rains for the City during the next 24 hours. Met office has forecast rain with dust- thundershower at scattered places of Punjab including Islamabad, Khyber PK and Kashmir. Sindh coastal areas will also receive rains at isolated places. On Monday, Faisalabad received 142 mm rain, Okara 77 mm, Mandi Bahauddin 49 mm, Sahiwal 40 mm, Kakul 35 mm, Jehlum 33 mm, Dir 28 mm, Saidusharif 27 mm, Sialkot 18 mm, Garhi Dupatta 15 mm, Muzaffarabad 14 mm, Rawalpindi 11 mm, Toba Tek Singh 09 mm, Kamra 07 mm, Islamabad 04 mm and Masroor 02 mm rain.