UPPER DIR - Flooded Panjgora River, streams and nullahs engulfed at least eight lives including of three women and injured many more, besides destroying houses, properties and standing crops, here on Thursday.

Sources said that heavy rain flooded the Panjgora River, streams and nullahs in district Upper Dir of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

The flooding river destroyed several houses located with the riverside, properties and crops were also affected and resulted in the death of eight people including three women.

Scores were injured in rain-related incidents who were shifted to hospital for treatment. The affectees have demanded of the provincial government and authorities concerned for the compensation of their losses. The leaders of PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government and allied party have expressed profound grief over the loss of precious lives in Upper Dir.