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WorldFlash floods in Afghanistan kill at least 20

18:00  02 march  2019
18:00  02 march  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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KABUL (Reuters) - At least 20 people including children were killed in southern Afghanistan by flash floods that engulfed up to 2,000 homes and Afghan government officials said hundreds of houses in Herat province were destroyed in flash floods . Flood -affected families have been evacuated to

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Flash floods in Afghanistan kill at least 20© Bing Maps © 2019 HERE/Microsoft Flash floods in Afghanistan kill at least 20.

KABUL (Reuters) - At least 20 people including children were killed in southern Afghanistan by flash floods that engulfed up to 2,000 homes and swept away cars, the U.N. agency coordinating relief efforts said on Saturday.

Heavy rains struck Kandahar city and six districts on Friday, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement.

Afghan government officials said hundreds of houses in Herat province were destroyed in flash floods.

Flood-affected families have been evacuated to secure areas in the districts and Kandahar city, including schools, mosques and government buildings.

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KABUL: At least 20 people including children were killed in southern Afghanistan by flash floods that engulfed up to 2,000 homes and swept away Afghan government officials said hundreds of houses in Herat province were destroyed in flash floods . Flood -affected families have been evacuated to

At least 20 people were killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan ’s Kandahar province, the UN said Saturday, as heavy rains swept away homes Kandahar’s deputy governor Abdul Hanan Moneeb said the flooding was the worst in at least seven years, with many nomadic herders camped in the

At least 10 people, including children, were missing in Arghandab, Daman, Spin Boldak and Dand districts.

The OCHA statement said a large number of Kochi (nomadic) families, about 500 people, were stranded on the river bank and there was an urgent need for air support to rescue them.

The rugged mountainous terrain, heavy snowfall and lack of roads were retarding the pace of immediate relief and rescue operations, said a senior official working for the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority in Kabul.

(Reporting by Rupam Jain; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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