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160 people killed in Afghanistan’s flash flood


Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

29th Aug, 2020. 09:59 pm
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Heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in Pakistan’s neighboring country Afghanistan and killed at least 160 people.

According to the Ministry for Disaster Management, thirteen provinces, mostly in Afghanistan’s north had been badly affected by the flash flood.

In the north of the capital Kabul, 116 people had been killed in Parwan and almost 120 people got injured during the flood. As per the national and local officials, 15 people are still missing.


A spokeswoman for Parwan’s governor Wahida Shahkar said,

“Rescue teams are still in the area and searching for the missing bodies.”

On Wednesday, Parwan was hit by the flash flooding, washed away homes and buildings. Salim Noor, a local police spokesman said,

“Community in the worst-affected areas were mostly farmers and informal workers who were already struggling financially and that police were appealing for donations of blood for the many injured.”

The Ministry of Defence said that Afghan security forces were helping in recovery efforts and distributing aid. Moreover, the forces have also been dealing with the Taliban as the violence has raised after peace talks in Doha delays.


According to NATO, its forces are also supporting the Afghan military in rescuing the people and providing them with food, water, blankets, and other basic necessities.

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