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Flood-hit residents need emergency aid

Flood-hit residents need emergency aid

Aug 13, 2011 - 15:03

GHAZNICITY(PANinfo-icon): Residents of two floods-hit districts in southern Ghazni province are in dire need of emergency relief, officials said on Saturday.

Triggered by heavy rains, the floods washed away thousands of acres of land in Jaghatu and Khogyani, district chiefs told a joint press conference in Ghazni City.

Jaghatu district chief, Mohammad Amin Ahmadi, said agricultural farms, orchards and houses were damaged in Qyaq, Sorab, Hamda and Torgan areas.

Bashi Habibullah, administrative head of Khogyani district, said 80 percent of crops and orchards had been washed away in Sara Qala, Deh Mullahinfo-icon and Perka areas.

Several houses were damaged and six people, including children and womeninfo-icon, wounded, he added. The officials urged the central government to provide relief to the affected families.

Provincial chief of the Afghanistaninfo-icon National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), Hafizullah Gulistani, said they had appointed a four-member delegation to assess property losses in the two districts.

"Our department has non-food assistance, such as tents, blankets and other equipment for only 450 families," he said, adding they lacked foodstuffs for flood-hit families.


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