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Samangan floods: 5 people missing, farmland damaged

Samangan floods: 5 people missing, farmland damaged

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Apr 17, 2016 - 18:06

AIBAK (Pajhwok): At least five people have been missing and hundreds of acres of farmland damaged by flash floods in Dara-i-Sauf Payeen and Hazrat Sultan districts of northern Samangan province, officials said Sunday.

Dara-i-Suf Payeen Executive OfficerEng. Mohammad Qurbantold Pajhwok Afghan News the floods triggered by heavy rains caused huge damage in different villages on Saturday.

He said a nine years old girl, her brother (11) and three men were swept away by the floods in Dadak, Ziraki and PulNambarik areas of the districts. The missingindividuals are yet to be found.

Qurbanadded the floods damaged a road in PulNambarik area, halting traffic between Dara-i-Suf Payeen and Mazar-I-Sharif. The floodwaters harmed hundreds of acres of farmland in the area.

The floods also caused damages and casualties in Hazrat Sultan district.Sarajuddin, the district chief, said a baby was swept away in Shulkato area and cropped fields damaged in nine villages.

Disaster Management Authority official Rajab Ali Yousaficonfirmed the casualties and damage caused by the floods in the two districts. He said five people were missing.

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