Flash flooding kills dozens in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Heavy flooding from seasonal rains in japanese Afghanistan and neighbouring parts of Pakistan left dozens of of us lifeless in a single day, in maintaining with native officers on Sunday.

associated Press video confirmed villagers inside the Khushi district of Logar province south of the Afghan capital of Kabul cleansing up after the flooding, their damaged homes in disarray.

Abdullah Mufaker, head of the province’s pure disaster response authority, mentioned it was nonetheless unknown what quantity of have been killed and injured by the rising waters however that there have been at the very least 9 fatalities.

A woman wearing a headscarf looks at objects strewn over muddy bricks and debris.
a woman walks by her damaged dwelling after heavy flooding inside the Khushi district. (Shafiullah Zwak/The associated Press)

“the exact quantity mustn’t be clear inside the interim, and the of us have gone to take away the lifeless our bodies,” he mentioned.

Del Agha, a village elder, mentioned the flooding was unprecedented inside the historic previous of Khushi.

“It destroyed all of the of us’s animals, homes and agricultural lands,” he mentioned. “individuals are homeless, they’ve been power to take refuge inside the mountains.”

Monsoon rains set off floods in Pakistan

In neighbouring Pakistan, flooding triggered by the monsoon rains killed at the very least 36 of us, collectively with eleven lifeless in areas bordering Afghanistan, in maintaining with the nation’s pure disaster administration authority.

Rescue workers backed by the navy have moved hundreds of marooned of us to safety, whereas extra rains are anticipated this week in Pakistan.

The monsoon season runs from July by way of September.

final week, heavy rains set off flash floods that killed at the very least 31 of us and left dozens lacking in northern Afghanistan.

A man shovels water and mud outside a home with a white concrete wall.
a particular person cleans up exterior a damaged dwelling after heavy flooding inside the Khushi district. it is the second time lethal floods have hit Afghanistan beforehand two weeks. (Shafiullah Zwak/The associated Press)