| GEO Pakistan|
| Strong dust storm kills one in Islamabad|
| Updated at: 2019 PST, Wednesday, June 23, 2010|
ISLAMABAD: Strong dust storm in the federal capital killed one and injured three and also damaged many vehicles, Geo News reported Wednesday.
The drizzle turned weather of federal capital pleasant breaking the prolonged heat-wave conditions.
The city temperature, which was above 40 degrees Celsius for last four days, was compelling residents to keep indoors saving themselves from the harsh affects of hot weather.
However, dust storm prior to the drizzle made people frightened as it was of high intensity.
Storm before the drizzle was horrible as it brought trees and billboards down.
An official of Met Office said that the intensity of winds was recorded 70 knot or 130 km per hour.
According to met analysis, a fresh westerly wave affecting upper parts of the country on Wednesday night will cause dust storm and scattered rain in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Punjab, Islamabad and Kashmir during next 2-3 days.
The change in weather will decrease intensity of the heat wave conditions prevailing across the country.
However, in Sindh and Balochistan, mainly hot and dry weather is expected whereas gusty winds may occur during next 24 hours.