Lightning Strikes Police Station in Attock, Injuring 5 Cops: Official

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Five police officers were injured when lightning struck a police station in the Hazro tehsil of Punjab’s Attock district late on Monday night, according to an official statement released on Tuesday.

The injured officers have been identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector Imtiaz, Wireless Operator Bilawal Siddiqui, Constable Sajjad, Constable Faizan, and Constable Tauqeer.

The District Police Officer (DPO), Khan, stated that the lightning struck the malkhana, which is the storehouse for case property, at the police station. This caused a fire to erupt inside the building.

The extent of the damage is currently being assessed by authorities.

When asked about the possibility of sabotage, DPO Khan dismissed it and said that the cause of the fire was yet to be determined.

“An inquiry has been initiated to determine whether the fire resulted from a short circuit or an explosion in the weapons depot,” he added.

The incident occurred during heavy rains that swept several areas of the country, including Rawalpindi and Islamabad. These rains caused the water level in Leh Nullah to rise to 10 feet, resulting in the flooding of low-lying areas.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast rain, wind, and thundershowers at isolated places in upper and central Punjab, the Potohar region, Islamabad, upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir over the next 24 hours.

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