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Massive Flooding Causes Economic & Human Losses in Afghanistan

More than 40 people, including women and children, were killed and many others were injured when floodwaters swept through a village in Afghanistan's eastern Nuristan province about two weeks ago.

Shivam Dwivedi
Flood in Afghanistan
Flood in Afghanistan

Torrential rains in Afghanistan's central and southern provinces have resulted in the loss of human lives and severe economic damage, as flood-related fatalities continue to add to Afghan citizens' misery. As per sources, 6 people died on Tuesday as a result of flooding in the Maruf district of Kandahar province as a result of heavy rains.

Furthermore, 3 people have died as a result of the devastating floods in Ghazni's districts of Jaghori, Qarabagh, and Andar. According to local sources, floods turned several acres of agricultural fields into wetlands and devastated the village of Angoori in the Jaghori district.

For the past three days, the Ghazni province has been hit by severe flash floods, which have killed a number of residents. Yesterday's flooding in various areas of Ghazni killed at least five people and injured many more, according to Khaama Press.

Over the past few days, heavy rains and flash floods have impacted a large number of villages and townships in three provinces located in the country's eastern and central regions. Floods, according to local residents, have destroyed hundreds of residential structures, thousands of acres of farming fields, and dozens of gardens.

More than 40 people, including women and children, were killed and many others were injured when floodwaters swept through a village in Afghanistan's eastern Nuristan province about two weeks ago.

Severe rainfall and flash floods in Afghanistan's Panjshir and Takhar provinces also caused extensive property damage. The heavy rains damaged or destroyed approximately 2,900 houses, a tenfold increase from the previous reporting period, as well as disrupted livelihoods.

Roads and bridges, which are critical civilian infrastructure, have also been impacted. Several localised assessments and relief operations are currently underway. Approximately 400 people have reportedly died in Afghanistan as a result of monsoon rains and flooding over the last month.

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