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WorldAfghan officials say heavy flooding kills 24 people

10:55  25 may  2019
10:55  25 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say at least five more people have been killed and 17 are missing as a new wave of heavy rains and flooding swept across the country's western Herat province.

Afghan officials say at least five more people have been killed and 17 are missing as a new wave of heavy rains and flooding swept across the country's western Herat province. (Rahmat Gul / AP Photo). Afghan boys rides a bicycle through floodwaters as heavy rain falls in Kabul, Afghanistan , Tuesday

Afghan officials say heavy flooding kills 24 people © Rahmat Gul/AP Photo Afghan officials say heavy flooding kills 24 people (File Photo) KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government says at least 24 people have been killed and 11 others injured in the past month as a new wave of heavy rains and flooding has swept parts of the country.

A statement released Saturday by the Afghan Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs says flooding has affected six of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, including the capital, Kabul.

Around 500 people were rescued in central Bamyan province's Sheber district, according to the ministry.

Nationwide, floods have destroyed over 220 homes this month and partially damaged 116 more, it added.

Heavy snowfall across Afghanistan this winter had cut off many areas. So far this year, around 150 people have died as heavy rains and flooding swept away homes in different provinces.

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