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Afghan Flash Flooding Kills At Least 37


Hundreds of hectares of farmland has been affected by the floods

Hundreds of hectares of farmland has been affected by the floods

Afghan and UN officials have said that flash flooding after days of torrential rains has killed at least 37 people across the country with dozens more reported missing.

More than 100 homes, hundreds of hectares of farmland, and dozens of cattle and other animals also have been destroyed by the floods.

Provincial government spokesman Abdul Hai Khateby says 24 people were killed in four districts of Ghor Province, including the provincial capital of Chaghcharan.

The local government spokesman of the remote northeastern province of Badakhshan, says 13 people were killed on June 22 in Yaftal district.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says many of the unpaved, gutted roads in the area have been severely flooded, making aid distribution difficult.
Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP
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