Published: 10:28, May 26, 2024 | Updated: 10:32, May 26, 2024
Fresh rainstorms, floods kill 17 in north Afghanistan
By Xinhua
Afghan residents shovel mud from a house following flash floods after heavy rainfall at the Baklak village in Dahaneh-ye Ghowri district of Baghlan province on May 19, 2024. 

MAIMANA, Afghanistan - New rounds of rainstorms and flooding have claimed 17 lives and injured 11 others in north Afghanistan's Faryab and the neighboring Sari Pul province over the past two days, local officials said Saturday.

In the Lawlash district of Faryab province, 12 people have lost their lives and 11 others sustained injuries due to downpours and flash floods since Friday, provincial government spokesman Esmatullah Muradi said.

Women and children are among the victims, the official said.

Similarly, the natural disaster has left four women and a child dead in Sari Pul province over the past two days, spokesman for the provincial government Habibullah Masror has confirmed.

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Heavy rains and flash floods have killed hundreds, destroyed thousands of houses and rendered thousands more homeless over the past month in the war-ravaged Afghanistan.