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Ghor floods kill 31 people

Ghor floods kill 31 people

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Jun 23, 2012 - 16:39

CHAGHCHARAN (PANinfo-icon): Thirty-one people were washed away and hundreds of houses destroyed due to heavy floods in the western province of Ghorinfo-icon, official said on Saturday.

Three districts Tolak, Shahrak, Dulainah and Dawlat Shah and the provincial capital Chaghcharan, faced rising waters for three consecutive days, from Tuesday to Thursday, Afghanistaninfo-icon National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), provincial head Hamidullah Dadfar told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said 31 people, including womeninfo-icon and children, lost their lives and the floods destroyed large swaths of farmland, damaged hundreds of houses, roads and canals, said Dadfar.

The exact number of casualties and losses would be identified by a committee later, he said, adding that they have no resources to assist the flood victims and had sought help from the central office in Kabulinfo-icon.

A resident of Dawlatyar district, Gul Mohammad, said that five acres of his farmland, where he panted wheat and potatoes were washed away by the floods.

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