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Death toll in Afghanistan’s floods rises to 190

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The floods triggered by heavy rains and onrush of water in the mountainous eastern Afghan region have killed 190 people and injured 172 others.

“The floods have also caused damages and destruction since last Tuesday. Some 1,055 houses were destroyed and 2,960 houses were partially destroyed by this natural disaster in 14 eastern provinces of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces,” reports State Minister for Disaster Management.

12 and 15 people are still missing and the body of a child was recovered from the mire and slush on Monday evening in the worst-hit Parwan province.

The torrential floods have also caused widespread damage to agriculture lands, crops, roads and highways in Parwan, Kabul, Kapisa, Wardak, Logar, Panjshir, Nangarhar, Paktia, Paktika, Nuristan, Laghman, Khost, Kunar, and Bamyan provinces.

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