25 May 2024, 18:46

Fresh rainstorms, floods kill 17 in north Afghanistan


MAIMANA, Afghanistan, May 25, 2024 (BSS/XINHUA) - New rounds of rainstorms
and flooding have claimed 17 lives and injured 11 others in north
Afghanistan's Faryab and the neighboring Sari Pul province over the past two
days, local officials said Saturday.

In the Lawlash district of Faryab province, 12 people have lost their lives
and 11 others sustained injuries due to downpours and flash floods since
Friday, provincial government spokesman Esmatullah Muradi said.

Women and children are among the victims, the official said.

Similarly, the natural disaster has left four women and a child dead in Sari
Pul province over the past two days, spokesman for the provincial government
Habibullah Masror has confirmed.

Heavy rains and flash floods have killed hundreds, destroyed thousands of
houses and rendered thousands more homeless over the past month in the war-
ravaged Afghanistan.

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