Published: 16:56, May 18, 2024
Fresh bout of rainstorms, floods kill 50 in Afghanistan
By Xinhua
Afghan residents clean debris and salvage their belongings after flash floods following heavy rainfall at a damaged house in Firoz Koh, Ghor province, May 18, 2024. (PHOTO / AFP)

FIROZ KOH, Afghanistan – At least 50 people are dead and 10 others missing, following a fresh bout of heavy rain and flooding in the central Afghan province of Ghor, an official said on Saturday.

Floods engulfed the province's Shahrak, Dulina, Laal and Sarjangal districts, with 2,000 residential houses and 2,500 shops destroyed, Abdulrahman Badres, said the provincial police spokesman.

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Another seven people were killed in Ghor during the flash floods that lashed the province and other regions in Afghanistan on May 10, spokesman of Ghor's governor Abdul Wahid Hamas said.

A man sits near his damaged house after heavy flooding in Baghlan province, in northern Afghanistan, May 12, 2024. (PHOTO / AP)

Downpours and floods also blocked the road of Ghor's neighboring provinces of Herat and Farah.

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Afghanistan has been experiencing heavy rains and floods in the past month, causing casualties and property damage.