Heavy flooding in Afghanistan kills at the least 37 folks

Kabul, Might 4

Heavy rains introduced extreme flooding to 9 provinces round Afghanistan in current days, killing at the least 37 folks, a few of them youngsters, officers stated on Tuesday.

Heavy flooding compounded by mudslides typically threatens distant areas of Afghanistan, the place infrastructure is poor, particularly through the spring and summer season months.

Highly effective flood waters in western Herat province that started Sunday killed 24 folks across the province, stated provincial governor’s spokesman Jailani Farhad.

Governor Abdul Tahir Faizzada of Western Ghor province stated 10 folks, together with six youngsters, had been killed by floodwaters that flowed from space mountains. He stated 163 homes had been partially destroyed and 910 folks had been displaced.

The spokesman for Afghanistan’s pure catastrophe ministry, Tamim Azimi, stated over 405 households had been displaced in numerous provinces across the nation. He stated a few of the flooding got here from overflowing rivers.

He stated 10 automobiles had been caught in northern Samangan province the place three folks had been killed. AP 

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