Watch: Flashfloods ravage Afghanistan, over 110 dead
Kabul: The death toll from last week’s flashfloods in Afghanistan eastern province of Nuristan has increased to 113 with dozens still missing, an official said, adding that 70 more were injured.
The floods occurred on July 28 as a result to heavy rains in Kamdish district, reports TOLO News.
“Some are still missing, while 12 km of road has been destroyed and 173 houses were totally damaged,” State Minister on Natural Disaster Management Ghulam Bahauddin Jailani said on Saturday.
Wardeash, a village of 320-350 homes in Kamdish district , in one of the remote corners of Afghanistan’s eastern Nuristan province. Aftermath do a deadly flash floods. Video shared with me by a resident of Kamdish. pic.twitter.com/5VYogL9pcF
— BILAL SARWARY (@bsarwary) July 31, 2021
Some lawmakers from the province said the flood-affected residents need urgent assistance.
“The people are in a critical situation. They need urgent help. They have lost everything,” said Ismail Atikan, an MP from Nuristan.
The lawmakers claimed that Taliban is obstructing the rescue operations to the victims.
But the Talibansaid that it has prevented the infiltration of the government forces to flood-hit areas.
Meanwhile, Nuristan governor Hafiz Abdul Qayum said some of the affected families have been provided support by the government.
“Our teams that have been sent. Based on their assessment, the flood-affected people need tents, beds and kitchen kits as their basic needs,” he said.
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