Heavy Rain, Flash Floods, Leave More Than 20 Dead In Afghanistan
WATCH: Flash Floods Cause Deaths, Damage Near Kabul
Last updated (GMT/UTC): 12.08.2013 12:20
At least 22 people have been killed in Afghanistan as a result of flash floods.
The Afghan National Disaster Management Authority says torrential rainfall and hail caused floodwaters to race through low-lying areas in Kabul, Parwan, Kapisa, and Paktia provinces.
Six children were among those killed in the flooding, which also destroyed dozens of homes, a mosque, and large stretches of farmland.
The flooding came as many Afghans were visiting relatives for the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan.
More than 60 people died last week in heavy flooding in eastern Afghanistan.
Based on reporting by Reuters, dpa, and AFP