Pajhwok Afghan News

Flash floods leave 85 dead, 100 wounded in 4 provinces

KABUL (Pajhwok): Recent flash floods from heavy rains killed at least 85 people and wounded about 100 more in four provinces in the past two days, the State Ministry for Natural Disaster Management said on Saturday.

Mohammad Janan Sayeeq, a spokesman for the ministry, in a video clip said that 85 people lost their lives and around 100 more were wounded due to recent flash floods in Takhar, Badakhshan, Ghor and Baghlan provinces.

He said a number of houses were completely or partially damaged and 50 acres of crops swept away.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) has directed all authorities and institutions to use all their resources in rescuing and assisting flood-affected people.

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