According to a Taliban spokesman and local authorities, heavy flooding brought on by the seasonal rains in Afghanistan has killed at least 12 people and left many unaccounted for.
Around 40 people remain unaccounted for following the late-Saturday night flash floods in the Jalrez area of Maidan Wardak province, west of Kabul, according to government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Sunday.
He further said that essential help must be given to the residents of the afflicted areas by all pertinent authorities.
According to a statement from the provincial governor’s office, hundreds of homes have been damaged or destroyed, and the missing people are likely buried beneath the wreckage of those dwellings.
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In addition, the statement stated that the floods had washed out and ruined hundreds of hectares of agricultural land and that the motorway connecting the provincial center of Bamiyan with Kabul had been closed.
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