Flooding kills greater than 300 in Afghanistan, UN company says

Flash floods from unusually heavy seasonal rains in Afghanistan have killed greater than 300 folks and destroyed over 1,000 homes, the UN meals company stated Saturday.

The World Meals Program stated it was distributing fortified biscuits to the survivors of one of many many floods that hit Afghanistan over the previous couple of weeks, largely the northern province of Baghlan, which bore the brunt of the deluges Friday.

In neighbouring Takhar province, state-owned media retailers reported the floods killed not less than 20 folks.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the chief spokesperson for the Taliban authorities, posted on the social media platform X that “tons of … have succumbed to those calamitous floods, whereas a considerable quantity have sustained accidents.”

Mujahid recognized the provinces of Badakhshan, Baghlan, Ghor and Herat because the worst hit. He added that “the in depth devastation” has resulted in “important monetary losses.”

Individuals collect alongside a flooded street between Samangan and Mazar-i-Sharif following a flash flood within the Feroz Nakhchir district of Samangan province. (Atif Aryan/AFP/Getty Photos)

He stated the federal government had ordered all out there sources mobilized to rescue folks, transport the injured and get well the lifeless.

The Taliban Defence Ministry stated in an announcement Saturday that the nation’s air pressure has already begun evacuating folks in Baghlan and has rescued a lot of folks caught in flooded areas and transported 100 injured folks to army hospitals within the area.

Richard Bennett, UN particular rapporteur on the state of affairs of human rights in Afghanistan, stated on X that the floods are a stark reminder of Afghanistan’s vulnerability to the local weather disaster and each fast assist and long-term planning by the Taliban and worldwide actors are wanted.

Movies posted on social media confirmed dozens of individuals gathered Saturday behind the hospital in Baghlan on the lookout for their family members. In a single, an official tells them they need to go and begin digging graves whereas their workers are busy with making ready our bodies for the burial ceremony.

Officers beforehand stated that in April not less than 70 folks died from heavy rains and flash flooding within the nation. About 2,000 houses, three mosques and 4 colleges had been additionally broken.

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