CHITRAL : Heavy monsoon rain and flash floods in Chitral played a havoc in Ursoon village where thirty one people including women and children were killed on Saturday/Sunday.

According to District Nazim Chitral Maghfirat Shah 16 people were offering Taraweeh at Ursoon Mosque when flood water washed away the Mosque and a house. He said six member of a family including four children and their parents are among the dead.

Army, civil agencies with the help of locals are busy in relief activities. Reports say that inclement weather is hampering the relief work.

Reports say that many areas have been cut off from the main city of Chitral due to land sliding.

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) says it was in touch with the Provincial Disaster Management Authority and local officials in Chitral for provision of necessary assistance.