Faryab, Baghlan floods claim 8 lives
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A fresh wave of flash flood in northwestern Faryab and northern Baghlan provinces left eight persons dead and 12 others wounded, hundreds of homes damaged and destroyed thousands of acres of ready crops and orchards, an official said on Saturday.
Deputy Governor Abdul Sattar Bariz told Pajhwok Afghan News the overnight flood in Garizwan, Pashtunkot and Balchragh districts caused huge losses. The Faizabad-Takhar Highway was also closed for traffic due to damages of the vital road.
Officials said crops on 1,200 acres of land and 850 acres of orchards had been damaged in the fresh disaster.
Abdul Qader Qadir, the town’s administrative chief, said most of the damages occurred in Pashtunkot district. He said two shepherds were killed and as many wounded.
Bariz said a commission comprised civil society activists had been formed to assess men and material losses in the flood-hit.
Elsewhere, one person was killed and 10 others injured due to flood in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of Baghlan province, Naseer Ahmad Kahzad, director of Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said.
He said 100 homes and parts of Dahna Ghori Bridge were badly damaged.
Shamsuddin Sarhadi, the administrative chief of Dushi, said 30 homes, crops on 50 acres of land and 500 livestock had been perished in the deluge.
Separately, heavy flood destroyed some parts of the Faizabad-Takhar road in northeastern Badakhshan province. Public Works Director Fazal Ahmad Amaj, said the flood destroyed road.
He said security personnel had reached the area to clear the road for traffic.
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