Over 110 killed in flash floods in Afghanistan

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27 August 2020

Flash floods hit several provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours and over 110 people were killed and nearly 150 were wounded, APA reports citing TOLO News.

The death toll of victims of flooding in the northern province of Parwan rose to 85, while more than 110 others were wounded, according to local officials on Thursday.  

Rescue teams have not resumed work to recover bodies of flood victims in Charikar, capital of the province, relatives of the victims said on Thursday.  

The local officials had said that the operation would resume at 5 am early Thursday morning. 

“We are still waiting to recover our bodies, but the operation still not started. I have been waiting here since 5 am,” said a relative of the victims.  

The search operation continued until 8:30 pm of Wednesday but stopped due to bad weather and the possibility of new flooding. 

According to local officials, most of the victims are women and children. 

Parwan local officials said that the flooding occurred around 3:00 am on Wednesday.  

Local officials said that hundreds of houses and many vehicles were destroyed in Charikar.

At least 10 people were killed and over 10 others were wounded in flash floods in Kohband district of north-eastern Kapisa province on Wednesday night, said Shayeq Shoresh, a spokesman for Kapisa police.  

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