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Baghlan flood victims want immediate assistance

Baghlan flood victims want immediate assistance

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May 10, 2015 - 15:27

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Flash floods damaged around 100 homes and retaining walls of a canal in the Baghlan-i-Markazi district of northern Baghlan province, where homeless families were in dire need of food and shelter.

The flood swept through the area that left one person dead and 10 others wounded, including three children and two womeninfo-icon.

Naseer Ahmad Kahzad, director of Afghanistaninfo-icon Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), said the survey was being conducted to assess the losses.

He added tents, food items and other assistance would be dispatched to flood affected families.

On the other hand, the flood had damaged the Ajmir canal at five locations. Sherin Aqa, a tribal elder, said they demanded the deputy governor to repair the canal.

He said if the canal was not repaired crops on 600 acres of land would be destroyed due to lack of water. The elder said recent floods destroyed crops on 5,000 acres of land in the province.

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