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6 dead, hundreds of houses damaged in Badakhshan floods

6 dead, hundreds of houses damaged in Badakhshan floods

Jul 26, 2015 - 14:35

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least six persons have been killed and over a hundred homes washed away by flash floods in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Sunday.

Syed Abdullah Humayun Dihqan, director of Afghanistaninfo-icon Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), said floods wreaked havoc in the Sei village of Kofab district on Saturday.

Womeninfo-icon and children were among the dead, he said, adding that 130 homes, farm lands, and orchards had been destroyed in the floods.

He said representatives of emergency response committee were would hold a meeting today to discuss transfer of food items, drinking water and other materials to the flood-hit families in the area.

He said devastated floods disconnected roads and the transfer of aid to some areas affected by flood would not be possible by road.

The Kofab district is situated 160 kilometres to the north of Faizabad, the provincial capital, bordering Tajikistan. The aid and other stuff might transfer to the district via Tajikistan.

The last month floods also left seven persons dead and destroyed over hundred homes in Badakhshan.



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