Flash Floods Leave At Least 18 People Dead in Afghanistan

Flash floods across Afghanistan have left at least 18 people dead and 25 other received injuries in the past two days.

Mohammad Naseem Haqqani, spokesman of the Ministry of Disaster Management warned that there is possibility of heavy rains and flash floods in around 24 provinces. 

“We have received reports about flash floods in some remote areas in different province today (Monday), but the death tolls and damages are not available yet,” Haqqani said.

Thousands of acres of agricultural land devastated and hundreds of residential houses have been demolished in Parwan, Panjshir, Nangarhar, Paktia, and Maidan Wardak provinces during two days of rains triggering floods.

“From tomorrow (Tuesday) there is possibility of heavy rains in many provinces and the people should stay alert,” said Sharafuddin Muslim, Deputy Minister of Disaster Management.

Deputy Minister of Public Works, Abdul Karim Fateh said that there were several major roads connecting several provinces were still remained closed. 

“Roads in Paktia, Paktika, Logar, Maidan Wardak and Ghazni provinces were closed,” Fateh added.

Nearly 100 people have lost their lives and 120 more were wounded in the past on month due to heavy floods in 20 provinces.


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