Tuesday, June 26, 2012

After the Earthquake, Afghanistan was hit by Banjir Bandang

37 people were reported killed and dozens more missing, after flash floods swept various areas of Afghanistan on Saturday (23/6).

More than 100 houses were destroyed by floods caused by heavy rains that flushed for two days. In addition to heavy rain, hail was also reported to flush the Northeast province of Badakhshan.
"Such incidents are very rare, heavy rains and hail are very uncommon this year, so many people have died from being trapped in their homes," said Sanaullah Amiri, head of the Afghan National Disaster Management Authority.

Hundreds of villagers in areas at high risk of disaster were immediately evacuated, as a precaution against further flooding.

The United Nations Agency for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said that many unpaved roads in North Afghanistan made distribution of aid very difficult to distribute.
Meanwhile, flash floods hit Cheghcheran City in Ghor Central Province on Saturday morning (6/23).

Spokesman for the Central Ghor Provincial Government, Abdulhai Khatibi, said that the flood had abandoned hundreds of people. In addition, hundreds of hectares of agricultural land in the poor province were also destroyed.

"Many houses were destroyed, there were even reports that many livestock and other animals were killed by this disaster," Khatibi said.

Previously, in May 2012, flash floods in the Northern Province of Sar-e-Pol had killed more than 50 people, mostly women and children.

IslamPos/The Truth Seeker Media

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