DERA ISMAIL KHAN, 12 August: Several houses were completely damaged and standing crops washed away as heavy rain hit Purwa tehsil of Dera Ismail Khan on Friday.

The local people said heavy rain crated a flood like situation from Sara Gara to Ramak area. They said 24 houses were completely damaged, while many others were partially damaged, leaving hundreds of people without shelter.

The area people said the sugar cane and other standing crops have also been damaged badly. They called upon the government to compensate the affected people.