Floods leave 7 persons dead in Badakhshan
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least seven persons have been died and over a hundred of houses damaged in flash floods in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Saturday.
The floods were triggered by melting of snow in Unik village of Shuada district during the past four days.
Officials earlier had said that 80 residential houses were destroyed and a man killed in the floods. However, Provincial Natural Disaster Management Authority (PNDMA) director Sayed Abdullah Humayun Dehqan told Pajhwok Afghan News five children were also dead in the incident.
According to a survey, as many as 110 residential buildings were destroyed in the floods, he said, adding that the World Food Program (WFP) on Friday provided food items including flour, ghee, milk and black tea to the affected families.
Dehqan added that 100 tents donated by International Organization of Migration (IOM), 50 other tents distributed by the PNDMA department and family packages contained dishes and cloths by UNICEF.
Abdul Maroof whose five-member family was affected by the floods said: “I lost all my belongings. I just survived with my three children and wife.”
He confirmed receiving a tent and some food items. Some families were living with their relatives and tents were in urgent need for them, he added.
The director said that new trucks full of aid items were ready to arrive in the affected area.
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