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Fifty people are killed by flash floods in western Afghanistan

  • Taliban authorities claim that at least 68 people have died in Afghanistan.
  • Over 300 animals were slain, 18 humans were killed, and two more were injured in the northern region of Farayab.
  • Devastating floods in April claimed the lives of at least 70 individuals before the most recent calamity.

Taliban authorities claim that at least 68 people have died in Afghanistan as a result of flash floods caused by heavy seasonal rainfall.

In addition to hundreds of hectares of agricultural land burned and thousands of homes and properties damaged, the western province of Ghor has recorded 50 deaths and considerable financial losses.

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In the meantime, over 300 animals were slain, 18 humans were killed, and two more were injured in the northern region of Farayab. According to the UN food organization World Food Programme (WFP), Ghor was the most severely impacted, with 2500 households impacted. Teams from the World Food Program are on the ground to provide aid.

The main spokesman for the Taliban administration expressed sadness over the deaths of Afghans and encouraged the relevant authorities to offer all the assistance required to lessen the suffering.

According to the World Food Organization (WFP), Afghanistan‘s unusually high rains have damaged thousands of homes and claimed over 300 lives, most of which are in the province of Baghlan in the north.

The survivors now have nowhere to live, no land, and no means of support. Devastating floods in April claimed the lives of at least 70 individuals before the most recent calamity.

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