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Flash floods kill more than 70 in Afghanistan's capital

Aug 26, 2020 16:29 IST

A violent flash flood swept through Parwan province in the north of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, killing more than 70 people and destroying hundreds of homes. The floods have washed away men, women and children and destroyed 300 homes, according to Ministry of Disaster Management spokesman Tamim Azimi. The death toll is 72, and at least 90 others have been injured, Azimi confirmed, adding that the climate change was exacerbating the amount of flooding in the country. A spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani said on Twitter that his office has instructed authorities to provide emergency disaster relief to survivors.

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