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Floods, avalanches kill 75 people since January

27 Feb 2019 - 15:14
27 Feb 2019 - 15:14

KABUL (Pajhwok): Seventy-five people lost their lives and another 46 were injured in floods and snow avalanches across the country since January, the State Ministry for Natural Disaster Management said on Wednesday.

In a statement, the ministry said 620 homes were completely damaged and 389 partially in the floods that played havoc in several provinces.

The ministry said more than 13,000 people affected by floods and avalanches have been provided with food and cash assistance.

The ministry said it was preparing to deal with more snow, rainfall and dipping temperature and subsequent floods in the days to come.

According to the statement, 40 million afghanis, 14,000 blankets for 28,000 families, food items for 38,000 families and over 5,000 tents are available in provincial stocks of the disaster management ministry.

In addition, 210 million afghanis have been dispatched to victims of natural disasters in two phases — seven million afs and five million afs

Heavy rains and snowfall this year reduced concerns about drought and provided good environment and livestock farming. 

Land sliding has been also predicted in vulnerable areas of Kabul, Nuristan, Badakhshan provinces.

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