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Thousands stranded as heavy floods block Salang highway

Thousands stranded as heavy floods block Salang highway

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May 12, 2016 - 18:22

CHARIKARinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Heavy floods have blocked the Kabulinfo-icon-North highway in the Salang Passinfo-icon area of central Parwan province, an official said on Thursday.

Salang Pass security head, Gen. Abdur Rajab, told Pajhwok Afghan News a five kilometres stretch of the busy highway was partially damaged by the rain-induced floods.

He said efforts were underway to reopen the road. Hundreds of cars and thousands of passengers were stranded in Baghlan-i-Markazi district of Baghlan province and Jabalus Saraj district of Parwan, he said.

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