LOWER DIR - At least three children ageing from seven to 10 were washed away by flash flood in Maidan tehsil of Lower Dir district.

Member Provincial Assembly Malik Liaqat said heavy rain caused flash flood in water channel of Mirgam village which washed away two granddaughters and a grandson of local villager named Sher Rehman.

Soon after the incident local people started search for the children and retrieved bodies of the two. Search for the third child was continued till filing of this report.