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Three Killed In Flash Floods In Badakhshan

Provincial officials have called on the central government and aid agencies to help provide food and shelter for affected families.
Three Killed In Flash Floods In Badakhshan

AVA-At least three people were killed in flash floods in four districts of north-eastern Badakhshan province, local officials said on Monday.

In addition, 20 others were wounded.

Heavy downpours started on Sunday resulting in floods in Shekai, Sheghnan, Yemgan and Baharak districts. 

At least 100 houses have been destroyed and more than 500 hectares of agricultural land swamped, local officials said.

Officials have appealed for help after over 100 families lost their homes and many more evacuated.

The Amu river, which runs along the border with Tajikistan, has also reportedly burst its banks.

Provincial officials said that over 100 families on the Tajikistan side of the river have also been left homeless.

Heavy rains continued Monday across much of the province and officials said they were concerned that the situation could deteriorate.

Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Monday 10 July 2017 11:13
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