Floods in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province Kill 26 People

At least 26 people have been killed and dozens more were wounded following flash floods in Uruzgan, a central province in southern Afghanistan.

The flooding was reportedly most severe in Khas, Gaizab and Chora districts, leaving families trapped and the local residents scrambling to rescue them.

Provincial Governor Spokesman Mawlawi Wali Jan said that women and children were among the dead and dozens more were wounded in the floods.

Over 300 homes were completely damaged in the Chora district alone while millions more were affected across Uruzgan province.

Taliban officials called on the NGOs working on humanitarian issues to immediately provide support to the flood-hit people in Uruzgan province.

“We have lost everything. Our home was washed away, and dozens of livestock and farm animals have died. We are in dire need of support,” said Mohammad Wali, one of the members of flood-hit families.

Torrential rains have ravaged different provinces across Afghanistan in recent days, in which dozens of people were killed and wounded while their homes and belongings were destroyed.

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