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.