PESHAWAR At least 10 dead bodies have been recovered while six persons are still missing in the aftermath of torrential rains that flooded the houses destroying crop and flooding villages in Chitral District Thursday night. Initiating rescue work, the locals after hectic efforts found 10 dead bodies including women and children, Friday morning. They had lost their lives in the hammering rains and landslides in Uchusht and Khwrkushagh villages. The rains also played havoc with standing crop and other properties affecting Uchusht and Khwrkushagh villages. Talking to TheNation, officials said that 10 dead bodies have been recovered, while six injured survived in the merciless rain followed by flood are being treated at the District Headquarters Hospital Chitral, saying number of casualties may increase. They informed that search for six missing persons was underway. The rain and flood not only caused human losses but also destroyed a mosque and two houses in nearby Mustajapandeh. The flood hit Uchusht village and also damaged 25 houses. Mohammad Shahid, a local said that the flood hit the area following torrential rains and washed away several houses. besides damaging standing crops, destroying telephone and electricity supply in the area. The rescue work is on as locals, personnel of Chitral Scouts, Police and Focus International volunteers, students of local schools and colleges were busy in relief activities. To cope with the situation, the district administration arranged tents, water and food. The DCO Chitral also announced Rs1 million for the victims of the floods and said that the affectees would be paid compensation for their losses. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti approved Rs1million for assisting the affected families and asked district administration to ensure the availability of food and other daily needs to the families.