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Flooded Kunar River wipes out nearly 100 homes

Flooded Kunar River wipes out nearly 100 homes

Jul 16, 2015 - 18:22

ASADABAD/JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Dozens of homes were wiped out in flooding after the Kunar River burst its banks in eastern Kunar province, threatening a number of areas in neighbouring Nangarhar province.

The Kunar River burst its banks after its water level increased due to heavy rains across the Durand Lineinfo-icon in Chitral district of Pakistaninfo-icon, Kunar deputy police chief Daud Barakzai told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The floodwaters swept through Ghaziabad, Asmar, Shegal, and Marawara districts, reaching Asadabad, the provincial capital, he added.

The floods further proceeded through Kunar’s Narang, Sarkano, Sawkai, Nurgal and Khas Kunar districts joining Kabulinfo-icon River in Nangarhar province.

Barakzai said they had informed all residents living along the river banks to move to safety. He said nearly 100 homes had been destroyed in the floods in Nari district, but there were no casualties.

In Nangarhar, the governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, confirmed they had been informed by Kunar officials about the flooding.

He said residents of Behsud, Kama, lower Lalpur and Momand Dara districts had been informed about the disaster.


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