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9 die as flash floods sweep homes in Balkh

9 die as flash floods sweep homes in Balkh

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May 19, 2018 - 14:16

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): At least nine people have died as flash floods hit houses in different districts of northern Balkh province, an official said on Saturday.

Rahmatullah Zahid, the natural disaster management authority director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the flood hit Khulam, Shulgar, Chamtal, Chaharkand and Shkandi districts.

He said nine people, including two womeninfo-icon, died in the disaster. Many houses, crops and animals were also harmed by the flooding. Khulam district was the worst-hit area.

 Zahid said many affected families had been provided with immediate assistance.

Isa Khan, a resident of the area, said animals were swept away and a number of houses damaged by the heavy flooding. He urged the government to provide assistance to the affected people.

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