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ISLAMABAD: More heavy rains Afghanistan triggered flash floodraising death toll The number in the north of the country has risen to 47 after weeks of devastating floods that left hundreds dead and missing. Taliban spokesman He said Sunday.
Heavy rain and flood hit all three districts Faryab province Provincial intelligence director Shamsuddin Muhammadi said that houses and farmland were destroyed on Saturday night. Earlier reports from Faryab put the death toll at 18, but officials said these were still preliminary figures.
Afghanistan is witnessing unusually heavy seasonal rainfall.
In the western province of Ghor, 50 people were reported dead as a result of Friday’s flooding, according to Abdul Wahid Hamas, spokesman for the provincial governor.
The UN food agency said Ghor was most affected by the flood. Last week, the World Food Program said exceptionally heavy rains in Afghanistan had killed more than 300 people and destroyed thousands of homes, mostly in the northern province of Baghlan.
Survivors were left homeless, landless and without any means of livelihood, WFP said, adding that much of Baghlan was inaccessible to trucks.
The latest disaster comes on the heels of devastating floods in April that killed at least 70 people. The waters also destroyed nearly 2,000 homes, three mosques and four schools in western Farah and Herat and southern Zabul and Kandahar provinces.
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