Afghanistan: Heavy Rain, Flash Flood Death Toll Climbs To 300

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The UN Food Program has confirmed that the death toll has been increased to 300 due to the flash floods caused by the heavy seasonal rains in Afghanistan. In a social media post, the UN Food Program said that the torrential rain and devastating floods also battered north and northwestern Afghanistan. Over 62 people died in northern province of Baghlan yesterday alone.
 
Earlier, the Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said that heavy downpours caused floods in four provinces, destroying almost 3,000 houses, killing hundreds of livestock, while damaging roads and other infrastructure, said. Rescue teams have reached the affected areas, and the injured have been taken to hospitals by helicopters as roads were closed due to heavy flooding, he added.
 
According to authorities, since mid-April, flash flooding and other floods left about 100 people dead in ten provinces of Afghanistan, with no region entirely spared.

Disclaimer: This press release is sourced from News On AIR, Prasar Bharti and Press Information Bureau India (PIB).

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