Flash flooding kills two people in northern Afghanistan
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Flash floods leave two dead in northern Afghanistan

At least two people were dead, over 260,000 square meters of farmlands have been destroyed, and tens of residential houses demolished after flash floods hit Afghanistan’s northern provinces of Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Balkh, Parwan, and Jowzjan over the past few days.

Local sources confirmed to KabulNow the death of at least one young man in Belcharagh district of Faryab and a child in Al-Jihad district of Sar-e-Pul last Friday. In Faryab, locals suffered huge financial losses as the flash floodings demolished over 130 jeribs or 260,00 square meters of farmlands.

Additionally, tens of residential houses were reportedly destroyed as a result of the flash floodings in Balkh, Parwan, Jowzjan, Sar-e-Pul, and Faryab provinces on Friday and Thursday.

In spring and summer seasons, Afghanistan, particularly its northern part, often see immediate and heavy rainfalls which usually lead to floodings.

The most recent deadliest one happened in August 2020 which hit Parwan province killing around 100 people and destroying nearly 500 houses.

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