SWAT - At least eight persons including six children were killed and five others got injured due to heavy rains and lightning here in two different incidents in the areas of Madayan Ghat and Matta on Sunday. According to details, two houses were collapsed due to the land sliding triggered by heavy rains in Madayan Ghat. As a result six members of a family were killed and three others were injured. The deceased are identified as Ferman Ali son of Salih Raman, Jan Pervez son of Ziarat Gul, Rafiullah son of Musa Khan, Rehmat Bibi, Sema Bibi and Sabira, all daughters of Musa Khan, Shehnaz daughter of Irfan, Zamaru daughter of Rahman. Those who are injured are identified are Zarin Khan son Sabir Rahman and Bukht Munir son of Fazl Gul, while the name of one injured couldn't be known. In another incident in Matta, four persons were hit by lightning in Sakhra village. Two persons were killed on the spot while two others were injured. The injured persons were shifted to the hospital. NWFP Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani has expressed his heartfelt condolence over the loss of these precious lives. He, while expressing his deep sympathies with the members of bereaved families, has prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and courage to the bereaved families to bear the irreparable loss with patience. He has also wished early recovery of the injured.