3 Dead, 4 Missing After Flash Floods in Seven Afghanistan Provinces

Friday, 08/12/2022

The Taliban announced that at least three people have lost their lives and four others are missing due to flash floods in seven provinces of Afghanistan.

Sharafuddin Muslim, Taliban’s Minister for Natural Disaster Management, said on Friday, "A woman and two children died in Wardak province, and a couple along with their two children are missing in Paktia province."

According to Muslim, the couple and their children were traveling in a vehicle on the Paktia highway when it was flooded.

The Taliban official said that groups have been dispatched to flood-affected provinces to assess the situation.

Khost, Paktia, Logar, Kapisa, Parwan, Maidan Wardak and Ghazni have witnessed massive floods since Friday night.

Hundreds of acres of agricultural land and houses have reportedly been destroyed or damaged.

As a result of the floods, Maidan Shahr– Bamyan, and Paktia-Logar highways have been closed to traffic.

The Taliban have said that the Ghazni-Kabul highway has now been opened to traffic and work is underway to reopen other highways.

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