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11 dead, hundreds of houses damaged in Nangarhar floods

11 dead, hundreds of houses damaged in Nangarhar floods

Apr 17, 2019 - 19:34

JALALBAD (Pajhwok): At least 11 people were killed and six others injured, 266 houses washed away and over 2,000 acres of land destroyed by floods in some parts of eastern Nangarhar province, officials said on Wednesday.   

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the floods caused by heavy rains fallen in different districts of the province late on Wednesday.

Two womeninfo-icon, two children and one man were killed and four injured after a tree fell on their house that collapsed its roof following heavy flooding in Kakakhil , area of Rodat district.

A man was killed and a woman and a child were injured when a thunderstorm hit a car in Haska Mina district, he said.

He said emergency response committee team held an emergency meeting today for discussing delivery of assistance to floods affected people in the province.

Khogyani said that floods also damaged more than 2,000 acres of farmland and 266 houses in the affected areas.

On the other hand, victims of the disaster said the government did not yet made any assistance to them.

More than 120 people have been died, dozens others injured and hundreds of families were displaced by recent floods in different parts of the country.



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