116 Killed in Afghanistan Flash Floods in Parwan Province


In the early morning of Wednesday, Afghanistan's Ministry for Disaster Management reported that flash flooding affected 13 provinces mainly in the northern regions of nation, resulting in the deaths of around 160 people and millions of dollars of economic and infrastructural damage. Official reports indicate that the Parwan province is the worst-hit, with 116 confirmed deaths, over 120 injuries, and 15 people still missing. Local media suggests that some of the most impacted people are farmers and informal or migrant workers who were already struggling financially. Police and medical workers have been appealing for donations of blood for the injured.

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The Afghan Ministry of Defense has deployed troops to assist in recovery efforts, search for the missing, and distribute aid while the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) said that it has also deployed forces to support the Afghan military in delivering food, water, medicine, and blankets.

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