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Floods displace hundreds of Parwan families

Floods displace hundreds of Parwan families

Jun 27, 2015 - 15:40

PARAKH (Pajhwok): River watersheds in Sayed Khail district of central Parwan province displaced more than a hundred families and damaged farmlands, an official said Saturday.

Haji Mahmood, a resident of Aghor village, told Pajhwok Afghan News more than a hundred families from Mahmood Khail, Danyar Khail, Aghorsang and Qala Jangal districts had been displaced as a result of watersheds from Parwan River in the past four days.

He said hundreds of fruit and others trees were also destroyed and the farms on the riverside were damaged.

“One acre of my farmland was also destroyed and I live with my relative in Ancho villages,” Mahmood said, urging the government to address their problems.

Sayed Karim, a resident of Nyar Khail village, said that six other villages were also under looming threat from watersheds.

He asked relevant departments to urgently adopt measures against possible destructions by watersheds.

Mohammad Amin Haidari, provincial Natural Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) director, confirmed problems and said that each of 120 displaced families had received tent.

He said around a hundred other families were also under the watershed threat. The residents have appointed teams to inform people if the level of water rose in the river, he added.

The level of water usually rises in Parwan River as the snow on the mountains starts melting in summer season.



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