Upper Dir Thunder pic

PESHAWAR, September 09: Lightning has claimed one life in Upper Dir district while rainstorm and hailing have badly damaged crops and fruit orchards.

The local residents and police say lightning struck the house of Mr Shahidullah, killing him and several animals in the house in Samkot area.

The rainstorm and hail have damaged fruit orchards and crops in Samkot, Qalam, Batal and Kohistan. Water level in Osherai and Panjkora rivers has also increased.