Flash Floods Kill 200 in Afghanistan, Thousands of Houses Damaged

Flash floods have killed at least 200 people in northern Afghanistan, the United Nations said on Saturday.

Apart from the deaths, thousands of houses were destroyed or damaged in Baghlan province because of the flooding caused by the heavy rainfall on Friday, the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) told the news agency AFP.

In Baghlani Jadid district alone, up to 1,500 homes were damaged or destroyed and “more than 100 people died”, an IOM emergency response lead said, citing figures from the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority.

The Taliban government officials have confirmed 62 deaths as of Friday night.

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid, in a statement on X, on Saturday said, “Hundreds of our fellow citizens have succumbed to these calamitous floods.”

Multiple provinces across Afghanistan saw flash flooding on Friday.

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