19 dead as floods wreak in different parts of country
HERAT CITY/QALAT/ FIROZKOH (Pajhwok): 19 persons were killed, 13 wounded and seven others went missing as a result of torrential rains followed by flash floods in different parts of the country, officials said on Tuesday.
Ten people were killed and dozens of homes damaged in the Kurkh, Auba and Pashtoon Zarghoon districts of western Herat province, Abdul Hameed Mubariz, director of Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Five people, including four women, lost their lives in Kurkh and two in Auba districts, he said, adding that the natural disaster caused injures in the same districts.
In addition, he said 20 homes and crops on 350 of acres of land were damaged while dozens of livestock lost due to floods.
Elsewhere, flash floods left one person dead and damaged homes and crops in southern Zabul province, acting Governor Ashraf Nasiri said.
He added the flood hit Hilal China, Baran China, Kajirkhel, Shah Baran and some other areas of the province.
He said that the government would extend assistance to the flood affected families after assessment of losses and damages.
Flash floods left 11 persons dead, including eight children, damaging homes and closing Ghor-Herat Highway for traffic, an official said on Tuesday.
Hamidullah Dadfar, director of Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), said three persons were killed in the Aliyar locality, four in Shahrak district and as many in Dolina district.
In addition, he said over a hundred homes and crops on thousands of acres of land were damaged while dozens of livestock were lost due to the flood.
Dadfar said the flow of traffic was stopped on Ghor-Herat Highway because the heavy flood destroyed some parts of the highway.
Abdul Wahab, a resident of Firozkoh, the provincial capital said his ready crops on five acres land had been destroyed by the recent flooding that triggered by torrential rain.
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