NEW DELHI: Flash floods in northern Afghanistan killed at the very least 200 individuals, in response to the United Nations assertion on Saturday.
The Worldwide Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported to AFP that the heavy rains on Friday triggered large flooding in Baghlan province, inflicting the deaths of over 200 and destruction or harm of hundreds of houses.
Within the district of Baghlani Jadid, an IOM emergency response lead cited figures from the Afghanistan Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority, stating that as much as 1,500 houses had been impacted and “greater than 100 individuals died”. Taliban authorities officers reported 62 fatalities as of Friday evening. Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman, expressed on X (previously Twitter) on Saturday that “a whole lot of our fellow residents have succumbed to those calamitous floods” with out specifying the precise numbers of useless and injured, though he knowledgeable AFP that dozens had misplaced their lives.
Flash flooding affected a number of provinces throughout Afghanistan, with officers in northern Takhar province reporting 20 deaths on Saturday. The heavy rains on Friday additionally induced important harm within the northeastern province of Badakhshan, the central province of Ghor, and the western province of Herat, in response to officers.
The defence ministry acknowledged that emergency personnel have been deployed to the affected areas and are working to rescue injured and stranded people.
Afghanistan, a nation devastated by 4 many years of warfare and one of many poorest on the planet, is taken into account by scientists to be one of many least ready nations to face the results of world warming, aggravated by a comparatively dry winter that made it tougher for the soil to soak up the rainfall.


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