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Badakhshan floods kill 6, destroy hundreds of homes

Badakhshan floods kill 6, destroy hundreds of homes

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May 14, 2016 - 16:07

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Heavy rains-induced flash flood killed six people, wounded five others and washed away hundreds of homes in different parts of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Saturday.

Three people were killed in Kashkan, one in Tagab and one each in Shuhada and Arghan districts, the governor’s spokesman, Ahmad Naveed Farotan, said. In total 11 districts had been affected by the flooding.

In addition, Farotan told Pajhwok Afghan News the flood washed away standing crops and orchards on 500 acres of land.

He added 1000 homes in Peshkan, 58 in Arghanj Khwa, 11 in Yawan and dozens of homes in Tagab, Baharak, Sheghnan, Taki, Nusi, Maimi, Zebak and Raghistan districts were destroyed by the floods.

The gubernatorial spokesman feared causalities in the natural calamity could increase and that was why the provincial government had established a commission headed by the governor to provide assistance to the affected families.

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