Heavy rains, unusual floods kill 10 in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD — Exceptional rains and flooding have killed at least 10 people – including two children – in Afghanistan’s northern and eastern provinces, the United Nations said on Friday.

The flood also wounded 11 people, with most casualties and damage reported in the eastern provinces of Nangarhar, Nuristan and Ghani and Parwan in the north of the country, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said.

Heavy rains on July 5 and 6 caused severe damage to over 280 homes and other critical infrastructure in nine provinces, including four bridges and an eight-kilometer road.

It is the second time the eastern region has experienced flash floods in less than a month, killing 19 and injuring 131 in heavy rains that fell over two days in June, the statement said.

As a result of heavy rains, flooding and landslides in Nuristan province, the road from Kunar to central Nuristan has been closed to traffic, the country’s Ministry of Public Works said.

The ministry uses heavy machinery to reopen the road.

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Dustin Huang

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