Flood leaves 16 dead and 10 missing across Afghanistan

Flood leaves 16 dead and 10 missing across Afghanistan

At least 16 people lost their lives and 10 others went missing over the last two days after flashflood hit parts of the country, the State Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs reported.

Ahmad Tamim Azimi, the spokesperson for the Ministry, said that flood hit parts of Herat, Ghor, Maidan Wardak, Baghlan, Samangan, Khost, Bamyan, Daikundi, and Badakhshan provinces over the last two days.

This is while over the last two days powerful flooding killed 12 people in Herat province.

44 houses were completely destroyed and 197 others were partially damaged in nine provinces, Mr. Azimi said, underlining 500 acres of agricultural land and 12 irrigation channels were destroyed in these provinces.

Aid groups and rescue teams have been deployed to the flood-affected provinces.

Meanwhile, the Afghanistan Meteorological Department (AMD) has recently warned of possible rainfall and subsequent flooding in 24 provinces of the country.

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