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Floods caused by heavy rainfall have already killed more than 150 people in Afghanistan

August 27, 2020

The flash floods that hit several provinces in Afghanistan over the past two days have so far left more than 150 dead and nearly 200 injured, according to the latest results released by the authorities this Thursday.

According to the 1TV network, the deputy state secretary for disaster management, Qasim Haidari, has stated that at least 151 people have died and almost 200 injured in the floods that have been registered in thirteen provinces of the country since Tuesday evening.

The hardest hit province is Parwan in the north, where authorities estimate between 85 and 100 deaths, while in Kabul at least 19 people were killed. Floods have also occurred from heavy rains in Kapisa, Maidan Wardak, Panjshir, Nangarhar, Logar, Paktia, Paktika, Nuristan, Laghman, and Jost.

Floods caused by heavy rainfall have already killed more than 150 people in AfghanistanFloods caused by heavy rainfall have already killed more than 150 people in Afghanistan

Search and rescue efforts continue in flood-hit areas that have destroyed hundreds of homes. This type of phenomenon is common in Afghanistan, where natural disasters affected more than 238,000 people in 2019, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). So far, slightly more than 55,000 people have been affected in 2020.

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