45 Houses Destroyed in Paktika's Flash Floods

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At least 45 houses were destroyed in flash floods in Warmi district in south-eastern Paktika province on Saturday night, local officials said.

Large swathes of agricultural land and gardens have also been destroyed after flash floods hit a number of districts in the province, the head of the National Disaster Management Authority Department of Paktika, Abdul Hadi said.

Meanwhile, residents affected have appealed to government for assistance.

Officials said so far there are no reports of casualties but said a delegation will visit the areas to investigate the damage.

This comes after last week’s deluge where a young girl was killed in flash floods in eastern Laghman province.

The floods occurred in Alingar, Alishing and Dawlat Shah districts due to heavy rains, according to the officials.

Every year, flash floods occur in the northern, eastern and western parts of the country and cause widespread destruction at this time of year.

Last week, the National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said that over a three-day period 12 provinces suffered heavy flooding, leaving in the wake a number of villages facing destruction and loss.

Parwan, Kapisa, Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Jowzjan, Panjsher, Nuristan, Maidan Wardak, Bamiyan and Paktika provinces all recorded heavy rain and flash floods.

In addition 2,500 families suffered major property damage and losses.

 

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