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Flooding destroys 50 homes in Takhar

Flooding destroys 50 homes in Takhar

Jun 23, 2015 - 14:33

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Nighttime flash flooding destroyed at least 50 homes and caused financial losses to residents in the Namak Ab district of northeastern Takhar province, the district administrative chief said on Tuesday.

Abdul Sattar Asfiya told Pajhwok Afghan News the flooding erupted last night in the Nakhchir valley, destroying 50 homes, a mosqueinfo-icon, a healthinfo-icon clinic and a school.

There were no casualties as residents aware of possible flooding after heavy rains during daytime had climbed the mountain, he said.  Residents suffered financial losses and aid was yet to reach them, the official said.

Natural Disasters Management Authority head for Takhar, Abdul Raziq Zinda, also confirmed the flooding. He said a response team had been sent to the affected area.

The team was expected to reach the area until evening because there was no road to the area, where people used horses and mules for transport.

Zinda said further information about the flooding would be shared with the media after the response team completed its investigation.



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