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Heavy rains set off flash floods in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 47 people – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: More heavy rains in Afghanistan have triggered flash floods, raising the death toll to 47 in the country's north following weeks of devastating torrents that had already left hundreds dead and missing, a Taliban spokesman said Sunday.The new round of heavy rains and floods hit three districts in Faryab province Saturday night, destroying houses and farmlands, said Shamsuddin Mohammadi, the provincial director of information.Earlier reports from Faryab put the death toll at 18 but officials said those were still preliminary figures.Afghanistan has been witnessing unusually heavy seasonal rains.In the hard-hit western province of Ghor, 50 people were reported dead from Friday’s floods, according to Abdul Wahid Hamas, spokesman for the provincial governor.The U.N. food agency sa...
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Flash Floods In Western Afghanistan Leave 50 Dead, Dozens Missing

Flash floods resulting from heavy seasonal rains have wreaked havoc in western Afghanistan, claiming at least 50 lives and leaving dozens missing, according to a Taliban official on Saturday. The death toll is based on preliminary reports and may rise, news agency AP reported. Afghanistan has been experiencing unusually heavy seasonal rains. Abdul Wahid Hamas, spokesman for the provincial governor of Ghor, stated that the province has suffered significant financial losses. Thousands of homes and properties have been damaged, and hundreds of hectares of agricultural land destroyed following Friday’s floods, particularly in the capital city of Feroz Koh, according to AP's report. In response, the Taliban’s chief government spokesman posted on social platfo...
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Flash floods kill 50 in western Afghanistan – Times of India

KABUL: Flash flooding has killed at least 50 people in western Afghanistan, provincial police said Saturday, with some reaching safety on higher ground mere minutes before the water hit.The floods on Friday also destroyed about 2,000 houses, and damaged thousands more homes and businesses, Ghor police spokesman Abdul Rahman Badri said in a statement.The fresh flooding in the country -- which has experienced above-average rainfall this spring -- comes after flash floods on May 10 in northern Baghlan province washed away hundreds. Survivors there were still searching for missing relatives days after the disaster."Fifty residents of Ghor province were killed by the floods on Friday and a number of others are missing," Badri said."These terrible floods have also killed thousands of cattle.....
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Afghanistan floods devastate villages, killing 315 – Times of India

NAHRIN: Flash floods caused by heavy rains have devastated villages in northern Afghanistan, killing 315 people and injuring more than 1,600, authorities said on Sunday, as villagers buried their dead and aid agencies warned of widening havoc.Thousands of homes were damaged and livestock wiped out, the Taliban-run refugee ministry said, while aid groups warned of damage to health care facilities and vital infrastructure, such as water supply, with streets left coated in mud.In the Nahrin district of Baghlan province, people carried their shrouded dead to a gravesite."We have no food, no drinking water, no shelter, no blankets, nothing at all, floods have destroyed everything," said Muhammad Yahqoob, who has lost 13 members of his family, children among them.The survivors were struggling...
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Indonesia floods, landslides kill 28, four missing

Rescuers put the body of a victim of a flash flood on a gurney at a local community health center in Padang Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on May 12, 2024. | Photo Credit: AP Heavy rain brought floods and landslides to Indonesia's province of West Sumatra, killing at least 28, with four still missing, authorities said on May 12."There are 28 people killed, and we are still searching for four others who are missing," Abdul Malik, the chief of the provincial rescue team, told Reuters.The national disaster management agency BNPB said in a statement that flooding since Saturday night had brought mud to the Tanah Datar regency, affecting five sub-districts.BNPB said its latest assessment showed 84 housing units and 16 bridges were affected by the disaster, adding that heavy equipment ha...
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At least 200 dead in Afghanistan flash floods; thousands of homes destroyed – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Flash floods in northern Afghanistan killed at least 200 people, according to the United Nations statement on Saturday.The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported to AFP that the heavy rains on Friday triggered massive flooding in Baghlan province, causing the deaths of over 200 and destruction or damage of thousands of homes.In the district of Baghlani Jadid, an IOM emergency response lead cited figures from the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority, stating that up to 1,500 homes were impacted and "more than 100 people died". Taliban government officials reported 62 fatalities as of Friday night. Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman, expressed on X (formerly Twitter) on Saturday that "hundreds of our fellow citizens have succumbed to these calamitous...
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Flash floods kill 50 in one day in north Afghanistan – Times of India

KABUL: At least 50 people, mainly women and children, were killed Friday in flash flooding that ripped through northern Afghanistan, official said, in a country highly vulnerable to climate change. A disaster management official in the northern province of Baghlan said heavy seasonal rains sparked the flooding, and residents were unprepared for the sudden rush of water."So far, the number of dead is 50 as per the hospital authorities of Baghlan-e-Markazi district," said Hedayatullah Hamdard, the head of the provincial natural disaster management department, adding the toll could rise.Emergency personnel were "searching for any possible victims under the mud and rubble, with the help of security forces from the national army and police", Hamdard told AFP late Friday."The weather is very ...