Roof collapse in a school kills a child in Kapisa province

A child was killed when a muddy roof of a local boys’ school collapsed on Thursday in the Alasai district of northeastern Kapisa province, officials said.

Asadullah Saqib, district governor of Alasai, said the incident occurred at 4pm in the Mirkhel village and the collapse was caused due to flash floods triggered by heavy rains.

The child was identified as 8-year-old Mehran.

Mehran’s body was discovered after three hours of desperate search under the rubble and debris, Saqib added. The child’s body was handed over to his family.

The governor noted that another vulnerable school in the area was also toppled by a strong flood and efforts are in place to find alternative ways to accommodate the affected students.

However, he did not comment if anyone was hurt in this incident.

Over the past week, heavy rains and flash flooding have occurred in several provinces of Afghanistan, reportedly killing at least 24 people and injuring more than 120 others, the Taliban has said.

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