Articles tagged "afghanistan weather"

parwan afghanistan flood aftermath sept 2 2020

At least 190 dead, 4 000 houses damaged or destroyed as devastating floods hit Parwan, Afghanistan

The death toll from a week of severe flooding in Parwan, Afghanistan, has reached at least 190 on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Scores of people were injured, about 4 000 houses were damaged or destroyed, and many others are still missing, leaving the victims'...

September 02, 2020

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Violent flooding leaves at least 110 fatalities, 2 000 houses destroyed in Parwan, Afghanistan

At least 110 people died and around 2 000 houses were destroyed after violent flash flooding swept through Parwan, Afghanistan, on August 26, 2020, with authorities noting that the death toll may continue to rise. The disaster management added that dozens were...

August 27, 2020

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Flash floods damage or destroy dozens of homes, claim lives of at least 16 people in eastern Afghanistan

Heavy rains lashed parts of a mountainous area in eastern Afghanistan, resulting in flash floods that damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and killed at least 16 people, an official confirmed Saturday, August 1, 2020. The majority of the victims were children, while...

August 03, 2020

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Flash floods damage or destroy thousands of homes in northern Afghanistan

Heavy rains caused severe flash flooding in the provinces of Baghlan and Samangan, northern Afghanistan, leaving thousands of partially or totally damaged houses and at least 4 injured people, National Disaster Management Authority head Sibghatullah Sayad confirmed...

May 07, 2020

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Hundreds of homes destroyed as severe flash floods hit Afghanistan

Severe flash floods across Afghanistan have resulted in at least 11 fatalities and hundreds of buildings partially or completely damaged, the country's Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said Tuesday, March 31, 2020. According to Ahmad Tamim Azimi,...

April 01, 2020

afghanistan avalanche kills 21 feb 14 2020

At least 50 homes destroyed, 21 dead as series of avalanches strike Afghanistan, death toll expected to rise

A series of avalanches killed at least 21 people in Afghanistan's Daykundi province, authorities confirmed on Friday, February 14, 2020. The death toll is feared to climb as severe weather conditions hamper rescue efforts. Ahmad Tameem Azimi, a spokesman of the...

February 14, 2020

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Extreme cold and heavy snow hit Afghanistan, killing at least 17 people

At least 17 people died as severe cold snap swept through Afghanistan on Saturday, January 11, 2020, bringing the total number of people killed by extremely cold weather this year to 24. The death toll may further increase as the Natural Disaster Management...

January 13, 2020

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Flash floods destroy 220 homes, leave 24 people dead, Afghanistan

A new wave of heavy rainfall and flash floods hit parts of Afghanistan over the past couple of days. Kabul, Parwan, Ghour, Herat, Bamyan and Ghazni were among the worst affected. Over 500 people were rescued in Bamyan province. At least 24 people have been killed,...

May 29, 2019

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More than 100 killed as slow-moving storm hits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

More than 100 people have been killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India over the past 2 days after a slow-moving storm hit the region, dumping heavy rain and causing severe dust storms. The death toll is expected to rise. Several states in central, northern and...

April 17, 2019

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Widespread flooding hit Afghanistan again, at least 5 dead, 17 missing

A new wave of severe weather is affecting 16 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces since April 15, causing widespread flooding, damage and deaths. Herat Province is currently most affected, particularly its districts of Obey, Kohsan, Karrokh, Shindand and Guzara. As of...

April 17, 2019

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Severe floods swept away 16 000 homes, death toll rises to 70, Afghanistan

Heavy rainfall has been affecting central, southern and western regions of Afghanistan since the start of the month, triggering deadly floods that resulted in widespread destruction. The most affected provinces are Kandahar, Helmand, Farah, Herat and Badghis, DG...

March 14, 2019

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Heavy rain and snow hit Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, leaving more than 50 people dead

Heavy rainfall and snowfall hit several areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan and eastern Iran over the last few days, causing flash floods and landslides in which more than 50 people lost their lives. As of 14:00 UTC on March 5, the death toll reached 50 people, dozens of...

March 05, 2019

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4 months' worth of rain in 30 hours floods desert city of Kandahar, 2 000 homes damaged, at least 20 killed, Afghanistan

More than 4 months' worth of rain hit the desert city of Kandahar, southern Afghanistan and 6 neighboring districts in just 30 hours on March 1 and 2, 2019, killing at least 20 people and damaging or destroying an estimated 2 000 homes. Kandahar has a desert...

March 02, 2019

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Drought in Afghanistan affecting over million people

Afghanistan faces the threat of serious drought this year after recording the lowest snowfall and rain in years over the 2017/18 winter, officials said on April 23, 2018. At least 22 of 34 provinces are already suffering badly. In a statement released by the United...

April 25, 2018

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16 dead after severe floods hit Afghanistan, 51 in Pakistan

Heavy rain has been affecting Afghanistan's eastern province of Badakhshan over the past couple of days, causing floods that killed at least 16 people. In neighboring Pakistan, heavy rains since June 27 caused floods and landslides that claimed lives of at least...

July 20, 2017

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Snowstorm claims over 140 lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan

More than 140 people have lost their lives in mountainous regions of Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan over the past couple of days after unprecedented snow in last 10 years covered much of the region. Most of the people died in avalanches and officials warn more...

February 05, 2017

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Freezing temperatures claim lives of 27 children in Afghanistan

27 children under the age of 5 have lost their lives in Afghanistan over the past couple of days after heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures hit Darzab district of the northern Jawzjan Province. The sad report came from district governor Rahmatullah Hashar on...

January 27, 2017

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Heavy dust storm blankets northern Afghanistan

An intense dust storm has been reported in northern Afghanistan on November 3, 2016. According to media reports, the storm developed over the northern Balkh province and spread into other regions. Areas of Mazar-e-Sharif and Pul-Khumri have witnessed a day turning...

November 03, 2016

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Over 80 killed after extreme pre-monsoon rains hit Pakistan and Afghanistan

More than 80 people have been killed and, at least, 90 injured after extreme pre-monsoon rains caused floods and landslides across northern Pakistan and Afghanistan on April 2 and 3, 2016. The number of casualties will probably rise as full damage assessments from...

April 04, 2016