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9 dead, 13 injured Wardak, Paktika floods

9 dead, 13 injured Wardak, Paktika floods

Aug 13, 2013 - 16:55

KABULinfo-icon/SHARANA (PANinfo-icon): Nine people lost their lives to flash flooding and 13 others sustained injuries in the disaster that hit central Maidan Wardak and southeastern Paktika provinces, officials said on Tuesday.

Most of the casualties occurred in Maidan Wardak, where the floods played havoc in Jaghatu, Syedabad, Daimardad and Chak districts, a statement issued from the governor’s house said.

The floods uprooted around 3,000 families and left eight people dead and 13 others injured in the said districts, the statement added.

The eight people killed in six villages of the Jaghatu district included three womeninfo-icon and as many children and two men. Up to 2000 acres of farmland was destroyed by the floods that perished 200 household animals.

The floodwaters inundated 2,032 acres of agricultureinfo-icon land in the Chak, Syedabad and Daimardad districts and also swept away 19 homes in Syedabad and Daimardad, where orchards spread over 7,000 acres of land damaged.

The statement quoted the provincial governor, Abdul Majeed Khogyani, as saying 543 affected families had been delivered food supplies through the provincial Natural Disasters Management Authority.

Elsewhere, a woman was killed by flash floods that destroyed crops grown over hundreds of acres of land in several districts of Paktika province.

The floods hit Argun, Matakhan, Yousafkhel, Janikhel and Tarwo districts on Monday and Tuesday, leaving a woman dead in the Tarwo district, where 250 acres of agriculture land was destroyed and 150 animals perished.


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