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Heavy rains set off flash floods, killing 33 individuals in Afghanistan


An Afghan man collects his belongings contained in the courtyard of his broken home following heavy rains and flash flooding, in Kandahar on April 14, 2024.
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Heavy flooding from seasonal rains in Afghanistan has killed not less than 33 individuals and injured 27 others in three days, a Taliban spokesman mentioned Sunday.

Abdullah Janan Saiq, the Taliban’s spokesman for the State Ministry for Natural Disaster Management, mentioned Sunday that flash floods hit the capital, Kabul, and a number of other different provinces throughout the nation.

He added greater than 600 homes had been both partially or utterly destroyed whereas round 200 livestock perished.

The flooding additionally broken round 800 hectares of agricultural land, and greater than 85 kilometres (53 miles) of roads, Saiq mentioned.

Western Farah, Herat, southern Zabul and Kandahar are among the many provinces that suffered essentially the most injury, he added.

The climate division has warned that extra rain is anticipated within the coming days in most of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.

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