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Heavy rains set off flash floods in Afghanistan; 31 dead

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 15th August, 2022 09:20:49 PM
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Heavy rains set off flash floods in Afghanistan; 31 dead

Heavy rains set off flash floods that killed at least 31 people and left dozens missing in northern Afghanistan, the Taliban’s state-run news agency reported Monday.

The Bakhtar News Agency said that women and children were among the dead and 17 people were reported injured. At least 100 people remained missing on Monday, the report said, and a search and rescue operation was underway. The flash floods swept away dozens of homes in the three affected districts in Parwan.

The local weather department said more rains were expected in the coming days in most of Afghanistan's 34 provinces. Heavy rains and flash floods across the country killed 40 people in July and 19 the month before.