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Floods claims 7 lives in east

Floods claims 7 lives in east

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Aug 16, 2011 - 14:20

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Seven people were killed and hundreds of livestock washed away by floods in eastern Nuristan and Nangarhar provinces, officials said on Tuesday.

Paroon, the provincial capital, Waman, Kamdesh and Waigal districts of Nuristan province were battered by rain-induced floods, Governor Jamaluddin Badr said.

Three people, including a child, were killed in Waigal and Kamdesh districts, he told Pajhwok Afghan News. Up to 108 houses, 1,110 acres of agricultural land, 1,800 trees and 1,268 metres of water channels were damaged.

Badr said that 33 micro hydroelectric power stations, 29 flour mills, 15 orchards, an eight-kilometre road, a mosqueinfo-icon and four security checkpoints were destroyed over the past three days. Additionally, 924 animals perished in the floods, he added.

The governor asked the Afghanistaninfo-icon National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) and other charitable organisations to assist the victims.

More than 100 houses in Katar, Kigal and Jamamesh areas of Waigal district and Marigal and Gawardesh areas of Kamdesh were the worst-hit by the floods, said the deputy head of provincial council, Shamsur Rahman.

Separately, three girls and an old man were killed by flooding in the Tangi village of Sulemankhel area in Pachir Agam district of Nangarhar province, said the district chief, Azizullah Shinwari.

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