DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Four shepherds lost their lives when they came under a huge mudslide in Sub-Division Drazinda (former Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan) on Monday night.

Over 50 cattle were also killed when a huge land piece fell on the shepherds who were sleeping in Shahal Ragha area of Drazinda. TNN correspondent reported that four shepherds were buried under the land piece.

The rescue teams reached the scene immediately after getting information about the incident. Assistant Commissioner Drazinda Samiullah Khan and tehsildar also reached the incident site. The bodies were recovered with the use of heavy machinery with hectic efforts of four hours.

Two of the deceased shepherds belonged to local Dotani tribe, while two others were from Zhob district of Balochistan. The shepherds from Dotani tribe were laid to rest in Drazinda, while the bodies of two other shepherds were sent to Zhob for burial.

The district administration said the road in the area has been cleaned and opened for traffic. It said the number of sheep and goats killed in the incident may be around a hundred.

Dengue case surfaces in Lakki Marwat

After playing havoc in other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, now a dengue case has surfaced in Lakki Marwat.

A person from Nawarkhel area, Najeebullah has been diagnosed with dengue virus. A separate ward has been set up for the dengue patients at the City Hospital Lakki Marwat. A doctor has also been assigned special duty to look after the dengue patient.

The hospital Medical Superintendent Abdul Ghaffar said Dr Asmatullah has been given responsibility to look after the dengue patient as the special ward. He said all facilities and treatment has been provided to the dengue patient at the hospital.

On the directions of the deputy commissioner, Additional Assistant Commissioner Sajjad Afridi visited the City Hospital to see facilities at the dengue ward. He directed the hospital administration to provide all facilities to dengue patients. He said the disease can be controlled in the initial stage and it should be stopped from spreading.

The dengue case in Lakki Marwat has surfaced a day after two deaths were confirmed from the disease in Peshawar and Swat.