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Parwan: 30 killed, 20 wounded in flash floods

Parwan: 30 killed, 20 wounded in flash floods

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Aug 26, 2020 - 10:06

CHARIKARinfo-icon (Pajhwok):  At least 30 people have been killed in rain-induced flash floods in central Parwan province, officials said on Wednesday.

The Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs said at least 20 individuals were wounded in the flooding.

At least 300 homes were damaged by the predawn floods, the ministry said, adding rescue efforts would be launched soon in affected areas. 

But Parwan hospital chief Abdul Qasim Sangin put the toll from the flooding at 17 dead and 40 wounded -- casualties brought to the medical facility.

Besides residential houses, dozens of vehicles were destroyed in Charikar, the provincial capital, said local residents.

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