Afghanistan Sudden flood Death Toll Rose 150
By Adnan Mahfuz
The Extreme levels of flood cause death to at least 150 people up to Thursday in northern and eastern Afghanistan. A large part of Charikar, the capital of Parwan province, has been reduced to rubble by the natural disaster. News of the New York Times.
It is learned that work is underway to rescue the people trapped under the destroyed houses. As a result, the number of casualties may increase further. So far, 80 bodies, including several children, and a large no. of injured people have been recovered.
A statement from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Disaster Management said flash floods occurred Parwan and Maidan Wardak provinces overnight after two days heavy rains. Landslides caused by the floods have destroyed thousands of homes in these areas.
The flash floods also damaged homes and roads, as well as hundreds of acres of farmland. The floodwaters have destroyed almost all crops in the eastern province of Nuristan.
Provincial officials say the scale of the incident and the number of people affected is so high that the provincial government cannot reach them. They urged the central government to come forward quickly.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and ordered immediate relief.