PESHAWAR: At least 17 persons including women, children have been killed in rain affected incidents in various areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Five members of a family were killed as a house collapsed after land sliding hit it in Muzaffarabad.

Meanwhile, six persons were killed after they were trapped under a debris and sandstorm in a village of Bhag district.  The locals safely pulled out five children from the heap; however, their parents were killed in the incident.

Similarly, six persons were killed after houses collapsed in Gondal area of Kuram Agency.