12 dead, 40 missing in Afghanistan due to heavy rains and floods

Weighty flooding in Afghanistan left 12 killed and handfuls absent as occasional downpour poured down in Maidan Wardak territory, West of Kabul, the Taliban representative said on Sunday.

Zabihullah Mujahid said in an explanation that regarding 40 individuals were missing after streak flooding late on Saturday hit the Jalrez locale of Maidan Wardak territory.

“With incredible bitterness, we have gotten the news that 12 of our countrymen have been martyred and 40 others are missing,” Mujahid said

He added that dire guide and crisis groups were being hurried to the fiasco zone in the Jalrez region.

“A few monetary misfortunes have likewise been caused,” the Taliban official said.

The common lead representative’s office likewise said in a proclamation that many homes had been harmed or obliterated and the missing individuals were accepted to be under the rubble of imploded homes.

It added that many hectares of agrarian land were cleaned out and annihilated and the floods shut down the parkway between the capital Kabul and the focal Bamiyan province.Afghanistan lies on the western edge of the Asian storm impression, prompting streak floods to happen consistently during the wet season as weighty downpour courses down dry riverbeds.

Last year in Afghanistan, the loss of life from flooding after the yearly storm contacted 192 individuals.

The huge degree of death and harm incited the decision Taliban to seek after help from the worldwide local area.

Following the Taliban takeover in August 2021, Afghanistan has been generally cut off from global guide.

The absence of adequate subsidizing dove the neediness stricken country into critical financial waterways.


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