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Afghanistan’s flood death toll hits 50

The country’s disaster management authority said 36 people were injured in the floods.

• April 16, 2024
Afghanistan flooding
Afghanistan flooding [Credit; Jordan Times]

Flooding caused by heavy rains over the past four days in Afghanistan has claimed at least 50 lives, the country’s National Disaster Management Authority reported on Tuesday.

The agency spokesman, Janan Sayaq, added that another 36 people were injured in the floods.

The authority had previously reported 33 deaths nationwide.

Sayaq said that the floods had caused significant damages to agricultural land and homes.

Afghanistan is reeling from the after-effects of decades of conflict and various natural disasters, including floods and earthquakes.

According to the UN, a series of earthquakes in the Western province of Herat in October 2023 claimed at least 1,500 lives while in February 2024, an avalanche at a mountain village in Nuristan province, killed at least 21 people.

The lack of robust infrastructure, particularly in remote areas, often exacerbates the consequences of such disasters.

 (dpa/NAN)

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