Families who lost homes to landslide promised plots
TALUQAN (Pajhwok): The governor on Monday said land plots would be distributed to families rendered homeless by a recent devastating landslide in northern Takhar province to construct homes for themselves.
Abdul Latif Ibrahimi said the affected families would be given land plots in the Dasht-i-Qala area, his spokesman, Sunatullah Taimur, said.
Four persons were killed and over 120 houses damaged in the massive landslide triggered by heavy rainfall and a mild tremor in Rustaq district three days back.
The families have been evacuated to another area near the Amu River, where they are in dire need of relief goods and food stuff.
Talking to Pajhwok Afghan News, the town’s administrative official, Hayatullah Hamidi, said the affected families had urged the Afghanistan National Disasters Management Authority (ANDMA) and other organisations to provide them with medicines, food and shelter.
Abdul Manaf Faizi, Rustaq administrative chief, hailed the World Food Program (WFP), ANDMA, Red Crescent and other organizations for their timely assistance to the affected families.
The Dasht-i-Qala district has been selected to move and settle the displaced families, Faizi added.
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