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Floods play havoc in Lashkargah, damage 90 homes

Floods play havoc in Lashkargah, damage 90 homes

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Feb 23, 2019 - 15:42

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Flash floods swept away dozens of homes and inundated hundreds of acres of farmland in southern Helmand province, an official said on Saturday.

Obaidullah, a resident of Babaje area on the outskirts of Lashkargah, the provincial capital, told Pajhwok Afghan News that recent heavy rains and subsequent flooding had destroyed nearly 90 homes.

He said: “The heavy rains caused flash floods that destroyed people’s homes and inundated hundreds of acres of farmland and the affected people now face with problems and need urgent assistance.”According to him, the Walizao area was also hit by the flash floods.

Jan Mohammad, another resident, said the flooding destroyed their homes and hundreds of acres of farmland. He asked the government and donor organizations to assist the uprooted families.

A number of other residents held similar views and urged the government to assist them as soon as possible.

Acting Governor Mujahidullah Safari told Pajhwok that the affected families had been asked to submit their application letters to the governor’s house for assistance as soon as possible. After completion of their survey, the families would be assisted, Safari added.

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