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4 killed, 2 wounded in Nangarhar roof cave-in

4 killed, 2 wounded in Nangarhar roof cave-in

Apr 17, 2019 - 13:35

JALALALBAD (Pajhwok): Four members of a family have been killed and two others wounded as a result of a roof-collapse in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Wednesday.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the casualties happened in the Mangal village of Rodat district due to heavy rains on Tuesday night.

Two womeninfo-icon and as many children of a family were killed and two others wounded in the overnight incident, he said, adding one individual was swept away by flood in the 7th police district of Jalalabad.

Governor Shah Mahmood Miakhel, along with Lalpur district police chief and other officials, visited the affected people in Marsang area and provided them with aid.

On the other hand, the governor house informed people the gates of Daronta Dam would be closed to save the facility from being damaged. The water level in Kabulinfo-icon River would rise as a consequence.

More than 120 people have been killed, dozens wounded and hundreds of families displaced as a result of recent flash floods, triggered by heavy rains.


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