WORLD Death toll from Afghan flash floods climbs to 100: ministry

WORLD

Death toll from Afghan flash floods climbs to 100: ministry

AFP

21:34, August 26, 2020

The death toll from flash floods that swept through an Afghan city climbed to 100 Wednesday, officials said, as rescue workers searched for survivors in the rubble of collapsed houses.

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Afghan villagers clear their affected home after flash floods triggered by heavy rain and hail storms in Kuz Kunar district of Nangarhar province on August 1, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

Afghanistan's disaster management ministry said another 100 people had been injured and nearly 500 houses destroyed when torrential overnight rains fuelled floods that ravaged the city of Charikar, north of the capital Kabul.

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