MINGORA: Six people of a family were killed and one person sustained serious injuries when a landslide struck a house late on Wednesday night at Baatin, a remote area of Matlitan valley near Kalam.

“The house was destroyed by landslide at midnight when the family of one Bakht Rawan was asleep. Resultantly, seven persons of the family were buried under the landslide. Two women and four children died on the spot, while Mr Rawan was seriously injured,” said Bilal, a local resident.

Local people and Rescue 1122 team recovered the bodies and the injured from the debris. Mr Rawan was taken to the Kalam hospital.

In another incident, Sadiq and his accomplices allegedly opened firing on his sister and brother-in-law Farman after he broke into his sister’s house in Shahdara, Mingora. Farman died on the spot while his wife and daughter were critically injured.

Local people said that the sister of Sadiq had married Farman without her family’s consent and that was the cause of the attack.

Mingora police said the victims and the culprits belonged to Gandigar area of Upper Dir, but lived in Mingora. The police registered an FIR and have started search for the culprits.

Published in Dawn, July 12th, 2019