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    Residents trained on how to deal with natural disasters

    AIBAK (PAN): A number of families in northern Samangan province on Sunday were provided with equipment used in avoiding damages by natural disasters after completing training on how to deal with emergency situation, an official said.

    Nearly 600 families of 62 villages vulnerable to floods, earthquake and landslide received the equipment and training from a charity organisation, Afghanaid, said provincial head of Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), Rajab Ali Yusufi.

    An Afghanaid official, Asadullah Azizi, said residents of the province were trained on how to cope with natural disasters before their eventual occurrence during and after.

    He said the aid included 186 tents, 310 wheelbarrows, 610 spades, 610 pickaxes, 6,200 plastic rope, 186 loudspeakers, as many stretches, 310 weightlifting devices, 62 metal boxes for storing household things, 620 plastic and metal buckets and 140 boxes.

    The official said a 10 to 12 member rescue committees had been established in each village under a plan to cope with disasters.

    Muhammad Fairoz, 28, a recipient of the training, said he learnt how to minimise casualty during and before and after a natural disaster.