Photo: Local Medias in Khost

Flood kills five members of a family in Khost province

Five members of a family were killed in a flood in the provincial capital city of Khost in southeastern Afghanistan on Friday night, according to local sources.

The victims included two boys and a girl, along with their parents.

The flood is the latest in a series of natural disasters to hit Afghanistan in recent months. Climate change, consecutive droughts, and deforestation are all factors that have contributed to the frequency of these disasters.

In the past week, floods have killed at least 48 people and injured 58 others in 11 provinces of Afghanistan. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) estimates that more than 1,200 families have been displaced and over 600 homes have been damaged in the provinces of Kabul, Maidan Wardak, and Logar.

The Taliban State Ministry for Natural Disaster Management has warned that more floods are likely in the coming days.