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Floods in Afghanistan kill 16 people, destroy hundreds of houses

Abdur Rahman Khan

16 people died in floods in Afghanistan.

16 people died in floods in Afghanistan. Among the dead are women and children. Besides, hundreds of houses were completely or partially destroyed by the floods.

Indian media NDTV reported this information in a report on Monday (May 27).

According to the report, 16 people, including women and children, have died in recent floods in Afghanistan’s Baghlan and Badakhshan provinces, according to Tolo News.

According to local officials in these provinces, 500 houses were completely or partially destroyed by the floods. Local authorities said Dand-e-Ghori, Doshi, Pul-e-Khumri town, Morchak village in central Badakhshan and several other parts of the province were affected by the floods, according to a Tolo News report.

Abdul Gafur Khadem, head of Baghlan police command, said, “There was a very strong flood last night. Our major casualties occurred in Larkhab area of ​​Doshi district of Baghlan province. In Larkhab, about six people died, including three. Among the dead are two men including a child, a woman and more than 300 houses have been destroyed in the flood.

Mohammad Kamgar, head of natural disaster management in Badakhshan, said ten members of a family were killed and another injured due to the flood.

Meanwhile, many have lost all their belongings due to the floods. Several such families have also expressed their anger over the delay in reaching the relief. The families have called on the Taliban-led government and aid agencies to provide immediate assistance.

A flood-affected resident named Hizbullah said, ‘Nine members of my family died in the flood. We have recovered two bodies, but the rest are still missing.’

Another flood survivor named Ziaullah said, ‘We are the affected people. Our request, whatever part of Afghanistan is allotted, do not forget us.’

Incidentally, more than 300 people died last week due to severe floods in various parts of Afghanistan. The floods have destroyed hundreds of residential houses and destroyed thousands of acres of agricultural land.

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