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Woman among 4 killed, 8 wounded in Sarobi floods

Woman among 4 killed, 8 wounded in Sarobi floods

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Aug 27, 2020 - 13:29

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least four people have been killed and eight others wounded in rain-induced floods in the Sarobi district of capital Kabul, an official said on Thursday.

Shah Mahmood Ibrahimi, the district’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News the flash floods hit Khwayandi, Shinwari and Shpoli villages late on Wednesday.

He said four people, including a woman, were killed, eight others wounded, 70 homes destroyed and farmlands damaged in Khwayandai village.

The floods also caused financial losses in other villages, the official said. The injured were evacuated to hospital and they are currently in stable condition.

Nabiullah Pirkhel, chief of staff to the Kabul governor, promised the flood-affected people would get compensation soon. However, he did not provide details.

Asadullah Dawlatzai, the Laghman governor’s spokesman, said the Kabul-Jalalabad highway had been closed for traffic in Khak-i-Tunnel area.

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