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Kapisa residents protest delay in aid to flood victims

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Kapisa residents protest delay in aid to flood victims

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Apr 25, 2019 - 14:42

MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): Residents of central Kapisa province on Thursday staged a protest against the government’s apathy towards flood-affected people.

The protestors closed the main highway for traffic, resenting the plight of flood victims and denouncing the authoritis’ failure mitigate their situation. .

Khairullah, one of the protestors, told Pajhwok Afghan News that flash floods had hit many areas of Mahmood Raqi, the provincial capital, and caused financial losses.

He said the areas were still under flood threat but the government had taken no preventive measure, leaving residents in a state of concern.

Ajmal, another demonstrator, said they had closed the main highway. As a result, he added, people could not move to Tagab, Nijrab, and Alasai districts.

He claimed the floods had swept away many homes and damaged farmland. The flooding also caused financial loses.

Qais Qaderi, the governor’s spokesman, said that survey teams had been sent to the area for assessing the losses.

He said residents of Tagab, Nijrab, Alasai, 1stKohistan, and 2nd Kohistan also been affected by the floods. Non-food assistance has been provided to the affected families.

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