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    Rescue teams face problems as floods death toll surges

    SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): As death toll from the devastated recent floods in north and northwestern provinces surged to 135 fatalities, rescue teams on Wednesday were facing mounting problems to pull out more dead and wounded buried under debris.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Prayer leader’s nose, ear chopped off

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A prayer leader’s nose and ear were chopped off for an alleged sexual assault on a teenage girl in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Tuesday.



    Accidents & Disasters

    2 coalminers asphyxiated to death

    PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and a third became unconscious after inhaling the carbon monoxide gas inside a coal mine in northern Baghlan province, an official said on Tuesday.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Many still missing in floods, 40,000 affected

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A UN agency on Monday said many people were still missing and authorities and aid agencies were trying to assess the damage caused by Friday’s flash floods and provide aid to survivors.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Khalili pledges aid for flood affected families

    MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Second Vice-president accompanied by some cabinet members during their visit to flood-hit northern Faryab province, promised on Sunday to provide direly needed assistnace to the vulnerable people.  



    Accidents & Disasters

    Looming dam collapse sparks mass exodus

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Thousands of residents have shifted to safer areas because of imminent collapse of a dam in Alishang district of eastern Laghman province, officials said Saturday.



    Governance,Accidents & Disasters

    Floods: MPs ask govt to declare national mourning

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Wolesi Jirga on Saturday asked the government to declare a day of national mourning after devastating floods killed 107 people and left thousands homeless in north and northwestern Afghanistan.



    Governance,Accidents & Disasters

    Karzai orders quick aid for flood-hit families

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Saturday ordered the authorities concerned to immediately provide all possible assistance to flood-hit families, saying he was shocked by the loss of precious lives, properties and crops.



    Accidents & Disasters

    Around 1,000 marooned families evacuated

    KABUL/SHIBREGHAN (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Saturday around 1,000 marooned families had been evacuated so far in northwestern Jawzjan province, following flash floods that killed at least 107 people and rendered thousands others homeless on Friday night.