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Flash floods leave 8 dead, 13 injured in Kandahar

Flash floods leave 8 dead, 13 injured in Kandahar

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Jan 12, 2020 - 19:01

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Eight people have died and another 13 been wounded as flash floods triggered by heavy rains roared through southern Kandahar province, an official said Sunday.

An emergency committee, headed by the governor, has been tasked with assisting the affected families in the province.

Military and civil institutions have announced their personal and government contract phone numbers to ensure the aid reaches needy families.

Baheer Ahmad, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that flash floods swept through Arghandab, Daman, Spin Boldak and Maiwand districts on Saturday night.

He said the floods caused losses in terms of property and lives in a number of areas.

He said three children and as many womeninfo-icon of a family were killed and another 10 were wounded in a roof-collapse incident in Spin Boldak district late Saturday night.

Separately, a man and woman were killed and three others wounded after several homes collapsed in 9th police district of Kandahar city, the province capital, on Sunday.

The governor spokesman said after the incident in Kandahar City, Governor Hayatullah Hayat visited the victims’ families and provided food and non-food assistance.

Dr. Musa Jan Sultani, the civil hospital director, confirmed receiving eight bodies and 13 wounded people since yesterday night.

Mohammad Nasim Rezai, deputy mayor, told Pajhwok efforts were underway to provide further assistance to victims’ families.

A number of donor institutions have also promised food and non-food assistance to families affected by recent floods across the province.

Pk/ma

 

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