Floods Ravage Afghanistan, Claiming Lives and Causing Widespread Destruction

Floods Ravage Afghanistan, Claiming Lives and Causing Widespread Destruction
Floods Ravage Afghanistan, Claiming Lives and Causing Widespread Destruction (Image: Reuters)
Floods Ravage Afghanistan, Claiming Lives and Causing Widespread Destruction
Floods Ravage Afghanistan, Claiming Lives and Causing Widespread Destruction (Image: Reuters)

Floods Ravage Afghanistan, Claiming Lives and Causing Widespread Destruction

Floods Ravage Afghanistan, Claiming Lives and Causing Widespread Destruction

Floods Ravage Afghanistan, Claiming Lives and Causing Widespread Destruction

Key Highlights:

  1. Heavy rainfall triggers floods, claiming at least 14 lives and causing extensive damage.
  2. Over 140 homes destroyed, and thousands of livestock perish across 14 provinces.
  3. Landslides and floods block roads in several provinces, exacerbating the crisis.

Devastating floods, triggered by heavy downpours, have wreaked havoc across Afghanistan, claiming the lives of at least 14 people and causing widespread destruction, according to TOLOnews. The Taliban-led State Ministry for Disaster Management Affairs has reported significant damage, with over 140 residential dwellings destroyed and more than 2,000 livestock perishing in 14 provinces.

Janan Saiq, spokesperson for the ministry, highlighted the severity of the situation, stating that numerous families have been affected by the destruction of their homes. Mohammad Ashraf Haqshenas, spokesperson for the Taliban’s Ministry of Public Works, acknowledged the challenges posed by landslides and floods, which have temporarily blocked roads in provinces like Badakhshan, Takhar, Ghor, and Nuristan.

Residents in affected regions have incurred major financial losses due to the floods, prompting calls for government assistance. Many are grappling with the loss of property and livelihoods, emphasizing the urgent need for support from the interim government. As one resident from Farah province lamented the devastation caused by the floods, others echoed the sentiment, urging authorities to aid those trapped and help rebuild communities ravaged by the disaster.

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