Death Toll Exceeds 315 In Afghanistan Due To Flash Floods

May 13, Kathmandu- Flash floods caused by torrential rainfall in Afghanistan have caused widespread property loss in northern Afghanistan.

According to the authorities, more than 315 people have died and more than 1,600 people have been injured due to the flood. Thousands of houses have been damaged by the flood and thousands of livestock have died.

Muhammad Yaqub, who lost 13 members of his family who had nothing to eat, drink water, shelter and clothing, and everything was destroyed by the flood, told the international news agency Reuters. Yahkoob says that the flood destroyed the entire village. On Friday, the Ministry of Interior warned that the death toll had reached 153 people and that this number could increase further.

In a statement, Afghanistan's Minister of Finance Din Mohammad Hanif requested United Nations humanitarian agencies and private businesses to provide relief and assistance to flood-affected areas. Since the Taliban took over the government in 2021, UN agencies have reduced aid to Afghanistan.