Health officials of Dare-i-Suf Payin district of Samangan province confirmed two deaths due to cholera in the district, according to Taliban-controlled Bakhtar News Agency.
The official said that over 250 people have been infected with cholera in Dare-i-Suf Payin district.
The health official stressed that around 30 infected people are also being hospitalised on a daily basis.
This health official warned that without support from the Samangan Public Health Directorate, the death toll due to cholera will increase.
Meanwhile, Mullah Mohibullah Bahari, director of the Public Health Directorate in Samangan province, said that a team of health workers along with representatives from the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has been dispatched to the district to take samples of drinking water and support the treatment of the local residents.
He added that this team is responsible for informing the people about the dangers of cholera and providing basic medical aid.