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Flash flood kills 7, displaces 800 families in Farah

Flash flood kills 7, displaces 800 families in Farah

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Feb 14, 2019 - 18:31

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Flash flooding caused by heavy rains killed at least seven people and rendered hundreds of families homeless in western Farah province.

A resident of Pusht Koh district, Jalil Ahmad, told Pajhwok Afghan News the flooding followed heavy raining and snowfall on Wednesday.

He said seven people had been killed, including two children and two womeninfo-icon, and 80 houses swept away in the flood in Anzeer area of the district, displacing 800 families.

Abdul Hakim Noorzai, the district’s administrative chief, confirmed Jalil Ahmad’s account and said they had received reports about the death of four people.

Mohammad Nasir, a resident of Anar Dara district, said a dozen houses and shops were damaged in flooding in the district on Tuesday night.

Natural Disaster Management director Abdul Qader Elham said a team had been dispatched to Posht Koh district to assess the damage and deliver immediate assistance. He said floods caused damages in Farah City and Khak-i-Safid district as well.

Elsewhere, four people died and six others wounded due to heavy flooding in Injil and Guzra districts of Herat province.

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