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5 of a family among 7 killed in floods

5 of a family among 7 killed in floods

May 05, 2011 - 14:20

KABULinfo-icon(PANinfo-icon): Five members of a family were among seven people killed and 27 others injured as a result of rain-induced floods in western Afghanistaninfo-icon, officials said on Thursday. At least two people have been missing.

A house collapse due to flooding in Dahna-i-Zulfiqar area of Gulran district in Herat province, Afghan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) official Abdul Hameed Mubarez told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Two men, as many womeninfo-icon and a child were killed, he said, adding the floods washed huge tracts of arable land, he said.

In neighbouring Badghis province, two people were killed, 27 others injured and two children went missing, as floods inundated Jar Khushk, Dahn-i-Baghak and Zard Kamari areas of Qala-i-Naw City were,

Deputy Governor Abdul Ghani Sabari said 27 houses were destroyed. "We wanted to rush relief for the victim, but lack food assistance. I urge charitable organisations to help the affected people urgently."

His sister died in the flood and her body lay at the Badghis Civil Hospital, said a resident of Dahn-i-Baghak village, Abdul Hameed.

In central Parwan and Panjsher provinces, floods closed roads and washed away hundreds of acres of land. Some houses were damaged in the Fanduqsan valley of Siah Gird district of Parwan, said the town's administrative head, Abdul Halim Mujaddedi.

Floodwaters washed away the road leading to Hesa-i-Dum district of Panjsher, provincial council head, Ata Mohammad Amiri, said.


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