The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Flash floods kill dozens, inflect heavy losses in some provinces

Flooding triggered by the monsoon rains killed scores of people, since 11 August, in several provinces across the eastern, southern, south-eastern and central regions of Afghanistan.
According to the reports, dozens of people were died, wounded and left missing due to recent flash floods and many roads are blocked hindering access for rescue and relief workers in Logar, Kandahar, Kapisa, Zabul, Nuristan, Parwan, Nangarhar, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni and Bamyan provinces.
Officials at the country’s National Disaster Management Authority said that they were using helicopters to rescue those trapped by the flooding.
Deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Bilal Karimi urged the international community to provide aid for the affected people.
Last week, heavy rains set off flash floods that killed at least 31 people and left dozens missing in northern Afghanistan.
“We urgently request the international community to extend hands with the Afghans at this critical time and spare no effort to help the victims,” Karimi said in a statement.
The floods come as the country faces a hunger crisis, partly caused by the lack of aid and Western sanctions imposed on the Islamic Emirate.
Severe flooding caused by heavy rainfall affected over thousand families to leave their residential, People are homeless, they have been forced to take refuge in the mountains.
The floods have destroyed thousands of residential houses, animals, corps, agricultural land and local infrastructures as well as cutting people access along several roads, including the Charikar – Bamyan and Gardez, Zabul, Nuristan and Nangarhar highways of the country.
Some national and international organizations have provided foodstuff and essential materials for the flood-affected families in some provinces of the country.
Masouda Qarizada

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.