Lightning kills 40 in NW Pakistan

Updated: 2007-07-21 03:26

More than 40 people including children and women were killed Friday by lightning in a village in northwestern Pakistan, the state-run PTV reported.

PTV said that the lightning, which struck the Ashere Darra village of Upper Dir in North West Frontier Province, destroyed more than 20 houses.

Sixteen bodies of the victims have so far been recovered from the debris of collapsed houses, while the injured have been rushed to a local hospital.

The local administration in collaboration with local people has immediately started the rescue work.

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