Over 30 people have died, and many are missing after heavy rain caused flash flooding in parts of Afghanistan, APA reports citing the state-run Bakhtar News Agency (BNA)
Flash flooding struck in the northern Parwan Province on 13 August 2022 following heavy rainfall. Affected districts include Ghorband (also known as Syagird) and Shinwari.
Afghanistan Meteorological Department issued warnings for heavy rain for several northern and eastern provinces, predicting a possible 40 mm of rain in some areas. Neighboring parts of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province recorded over 200 mm of rain in 24 hours to 14 August 2022.
BNA said that 31 people died in the floods, and 17 were injured. Around 100 people are feared missing, and the death toll is likely to rise. Many roads are blocked, hindering access for rescue and relief workers.
Afghan Red Crescent said over 120 houses had been destroyed.