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Flash floods hit Badakhshan, leaving 3 dead, 15 injured

Flash floods hit Badakhshan, leaving 3 dead, 15 injured

Jul 09, 2017 - 15:48

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least three people were killed and 15 others injured as result of flash floods in Shaki district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Sunday.

Badakhshan natural disasters management authority head, Sayed Abdullah Dehqan, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the incident took place on Saturday.

Besides causing casualties and injuries, the floods in Rawanak village of the district destroyed 20 houses as well, he said.

He said the rescue team rescued a number of people from the floods and provided medical service to those who injured in the incident. The team also distributed tents and some medicines to the affected families, he added.

Dehqan said some medicines, cash money and an assistance team would be also transferred by a helicopter of the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to the affected area.

He said that floods in Baharak, Khash and Yamgan districts of Badakhshan also caused casualties and losses.

He said exact figures of casualties and losses were not clear in the three districts but the affected people were in need of urgent help.



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