Over 200 Die In Afghanistan Flash Floods-UN.

Over 200 Die In Afghanistan Flash Floods-UN.

More than 200 people were killed while thousands of houses were destroyed or damaged in Baghlan province when heavy rains sparked massive flooding.

According to report by an IOM emergency response, In Baghlani Jadid district alone, up to 1,500 homes were damaged or destroyed and “more than 100 people died”, citing figures from the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority.

Taliban government officials said 62 people had died as of Friday night.

Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said, hundreds of fellow citizens have succumbed to these calamitous floods in a statement on X, formerly Twitter, on Saturday, without differentiating the numbers of dead and injured.

Rains on Friday also caused heavy damage in northeastern Badakhshan province, central Ghor province and western Herat, officials said.

Emergency personnel have been deployed to the affected areas and were rushing to rescue injured and stranded people.



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