Lightning strikes across Pakistan’s Punjab province killed at least 10 people, officials said Monday as heavy pre-monsoon rains ravaged the area, according to the Associated Press.
According to the news outlet, lightning strikes are a frequent occurrence across Pakistan, especially in the mountainous areas and plains of Punjab.
More rains are expected in the upcoming week, which could trigger some some flash flooding, the AP reported.
Each year, during the monsoon season — which runs from July to September, many areas of Pakistan struggle, says the publication.
In 2022, 1,739 people across the country lost their lives, approximately 8 million people were displaced and $30 billion in losses happened because of flooding triggered by rains, the report said.