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2 lives lost as flash floods hit 3 provinces

2 lives lost as flash floods hit 3 provinces

Jul 29, 2015 - 19:07

MEHTARLAM/PARAKH/BAMYAN (Pajhwok): Flash floods emerged in various provinces following heavy rains, killing at least two persons and damaging a large number of homes and crops, officials said on Wednesday.

The floods played havoc in eastern Laghman, central Daikundi and Panjshir provinces, rendering many families homeless and destroying their crops.

Laghman governor’s spokesman Sarhadi Zwak told Pajhwok Afghan News floods swept through three districts on Tuesday afternoon following heavy rains.

The flooding killed a young girl, destroyed 20 houses and damaged crops over tens of acres of land. The Laghman governor had sent a team to survey the damage, Zwak added.

Laghman Natural Disaster Management Authority Director Mohammad Naim Nazari said the floods-hit districts included Dawlat Shah, Alishang and Alingar. He said they had launched an investigation to assess the loss.

In Panjshir province, floods hit several villages in the Shotul district, affecting many families, the district administrative chief, Gulab Shah, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the flooding damaged many homes in a number of villages in the district. They were working to prepare a list of the affected families before distributing them relief goods as soon as possible, he said.

Elsewhere, a man died and crops standing on hundreds of acres of land damaged by flash floods in central Daikundi province.

Deputy Governor Habibullah Radmanesh said the man died in Takht district, where hundreds of acres of farmland were inundated.

The flooding blocked the road connecting the town with Neili, the provincial capital, he said.



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