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Children play in the rain in Lahore, Pakistan July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

In pictures: Streets lie inundated after heavy monsoon rains hit Punjab, northern areas

Some people refused to let the rain dampen their spirits and continued about their daily activities.
Updated Jul 17, 2019 02:57am

Many parts of Punjab along with the northern region of the country experienced heavy rainfall on Tuesday, causing massive urban flooding and damage to houses.

Among the cities of Punjab most severely affected was Lahore, whose streets lay inundated, making travel cumbersome.

Nevertheless, the spell of hot and humid weather which was persistent earlier in the month was broken. Some people refused to let the rain dampen their spirits and continued about their daily activities.

A vendor waits for customers as he sells vegetables amid floodwater, after the rain in Lahore. — Reuters
A vendor waits for customers as he sells vegetables amid floodwater, after the rain in Lahore. — Reuters

A vendor pushes his cart through a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Lahore. — Reuters
A vendor pushes his cart through a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Lahore. — Reuters

Children play in the rain in Lahore. — Reuters
Children play in the rain in Lahore. — Reuters

Men ride on a motorbike amid floodwater after the rain in Lahore. — Reuters
Men ride on a motorbike amid floodwater after the rain in Lahore. — Reuters

Residents wade along a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains in Lahore. — Reuters
Residents wade along a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains in Lahore. — Reuters

Commuters and pedestrians cross a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains in Lahore. — Reuters
Commuters and pedestrians cross a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains in Lahore. — Reuters

Commuters cross a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains in Lahore. — Reuters
Commuters cross a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains in Lahore. — Reuters

A man speaks on his phone while pushing his bike along a flooded street in Lahore. — Reuters
A man speaks on his phone while pushing his bike along a flooded street in Lahore. — Reuters

A Kashmiri family take shelter in a tent near their damaged house following heavy monsoon rains in Neelum valley. — AFP
A Kashmiri family take shelter in a tent near their damaged house following heavy monsoon rains in Neelum valley. — AFP

A Kashmiri family gather around their belongings outside their damaged house following heavy monsoon rains in Neelum valley. — AFP
A Kashmiri family gather around their belongings outside their damaged house following heavy monsoon rains in Neelum valley. — AFP

A Kashmiri removes mud from his house following heavy monsoon rains in Neelum valley. — AFP
A Kashmiri removes mud from his house following heavy monsoon rains in Neelum valley. — AFP