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Afghanistan Floods: More than 300 Dead as Devastating Rain Destroys over 1,000 Homes

Afghanistan Floods More than 300 Dead as Devastating Rain Destroys over 1,000 Homes
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Afghanistan Floods: More than 300 Dead as Devastating Rain Destroys over 1,000 Homes

In a sudden onslaught, Afghanistan’s Baghlan province has been hit by severe flooding due to excessive rainfall. The United Nations has confirmed over 300 fatalities.

The sudden flooding in Afghanistan has wreaked havoc on thousands of lives. At least 300 people lost their lives in the Baghlan province alone. Additionally, the floodwaters have displaced over 1,000 homes. The United Nations’ food agency is actively involved in aiding the flood victims.

According to reports from the AP news agency, the United Nations’ food agency announced on Saturday (May 11th) that more than 300 people have died due to the unusually heavy seasonal rains causing sudden flooding in Afghanistan, with over 1,000 homes destroyed. The World Food Programme stated that it has been distributing fortified biscuits to flood-affected people in Afghanistan for the past few weeks.

Hundreds fall victim to floods – Zabihullah Mujahid

At least 20 people have lost their lives in the neighboring Takhar province due to the floods. During this time, Taliban government’s spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid posted on the social media platform, “Our citizens have fallen victim to the wrath of floods in large numbers, while many others have been injured.”

Taliban government mobilizes to rescue the injured and retrieve the deceased – Spokesperson

The spokesperson for the Taliban stated that the provinces of Badakhshan, Baghlan, Ghur, and Herat have been significantly affected by the floods. He mentioned substantial financial losses due to the “devastating floods.” The Taliban government has ordered the mobilization of all available resources to rescue people, evacuate the injured, and retrieve the deceased.

Injured individuals admitted to military hospitals

Meanwhile, the Taliban Defense Ministry issued a statement on Saturday, saying that the Air Force has already begun evacuating people in Baghlan and has rescued a large number of people stranded in flood-affected areas, including 100 injured individuals who have been taken to the area’s military hospital. In April, heavy rains and floods claimed the lives of at least 70 people in the country. Approximately 2,000 homes, three mosques, and four schools have also been damaged.

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