·

17 killed, 23 injured after new wave of severe flooding hits Afghanistan

17-killed-23-injured-after-new-wave-of-severe-flooding-hits-afghanistan

Heavy rainfall and deadly floods continue affecting Afghanistan after unusually dry winter. Just days after floods took away lives of at least 34 people and 600 animals, a new wave of heavy torrential rains, flash flooding and landslides claimed lives another 17 people, authorities said May 19, 2018.

The worst affected over the past 48 hours were Balkh and Takhar province in the country's north. 

8 people including women and children were killed in Balkh's Charhar Kint, Chimtal, Shulgara and Khulm districts. Hundreds of acres of lands have been washed out and several villages have been seriously affected by the flooding in the province, Sayyed Sarwar Housaini, spokesman of 707 Pamir Police Zone told Xinhua.

In neighboring Takhar province, rain, strong winds and floodwaters continue to plague residents in Rustaq, Chal Farkhar and Worsaj districts, killing nine people and injuring 21 others, according to Abdul Khalil Asir, provincial police spokesman.

At least 1 person was killed and 13 were injured after a mount collapsed in the Qarlaq Sali area of Rustaq district on Friday morning, May 18. The slide destroyed 50 houses, Sunnatullah Taimouri, spokesman of Takhar governor, said.

The flooding also washed away up to 80 ha (200 acres) of farmlands in the province and closed highway extending to the neighboring Kunduz province.

According to Afghanistan National Disaster Management Department, the recent rain and floods killed more than 60 people and damaged hundreds of houses.

Featured image credit: IOM Afghanistan

If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.

Share:

Related articles



Your support makes a difference

Dear valued reader,

We hope that our website has been a valuable resource for you.

The reality is that it takes a lot of time, effort, and resources to maintain and grow this website. We rely on the support of readers like you to keep providing high-quality content.

If you have found our website to be helpful, please consider making a contribution to help us continue to bring you the information you need. Your support means the world to us and helps us to keep doing what we love.

Support us by choosing your support level – Silver, Gold or Platinum. Other support options include Patreon pledges and sending us a one-off payment using PayPal.

Thank you for your consideration. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Teo Blašković

$5 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Clean user interface and fast browsing
  • Direct communication with us via chat and email
  • Suggest new features, content and applications
  • Early access to new apps and features

$50 /year

$10 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Clean user interface and fast browsing
  • Direct communication with us via chat and email
  • Suggest new features, content and applications
  • Early access to new apps and features

$100 /year

$25 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Clean user interface and fast browsing
  • Direct communication with us via chat and email
  • Suggest new features, content and applications
  • Early access to new apps and features

$200 /year

You can also support us on Patreon

support us on patreon

or by sending us a one-off payment using PayPal:


Commenting rules and guidelines

We value the thoughts and opinions of our readers and welcome healthy discussions on our website. In order to maintain a respectful and positive community, we ask that all commenters follow these rules:

  • Treat others with kindness and respect.
  • Stay on topic and contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way.
  • Do not use abusive or hateful language.
  • Do not spam or promote unrelated products or services.
  • Do not post any personal information or content that is illegal, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate.

We reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these rules. By commenting on our website, you agree to abide by these guidelines. Thank you for helping to create a positive and welcoming environment for all.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *