Heavy Rainfall and Flooding Cause Devastation in Afghanistan: 50 Dead, Many Missing
Heavy Rainfall and Flooding Cause Devastation in Afghanistan: 50 Dead, Many MissingImage Credit: AP Photo/Mehrab Ibrahimi

Heavy Rainfall and Flooding Cause Devastation in Afghanistan: 50 Dead, Many Missing

After sudden flooding following rainfall in Baghlan province of Afghanistan on Friday, at least 50 people have died. An official from the Taliban provided information, stating that the flooding has also impacted the capital Kabul.

After sudden flooding following rainfall in Baghlan province of Afghanistan on Friday, at least 50 people have died. An official from the Taliban provided information, stating that the flooding has also impacted the capital Kabul.

Edayatullah Hamdard, the provincial director of natural disaster management in Baghlan, reported that homes and properties have been damaged due to the flooding.

He mentioned that since the flooding began, many people have gone missing, raising concerns of an increase in the death toll.

Rescue Efforts Intensify

Afghanistan Floods
Afghanistan FloodsImage Credit: AP

The impact of floods has also been felt in the capital Kabul," said Abdullah Janan Sayek, spokesperson for the Ministry of Natural Disaster Management. He mentioned that rescue teams are providing food and other assistance.

Sayek stated that officials are fully focused on the rescue campaign and will provide accurate information about casualties and damages caused by the floods in due course.

Last month, at least 70 people died in incidents related to heavy rain and floods in the country, with approximately 2,000 houses, 3 mosques, and 4 schools affected.

Sayek emphasized that thousands of people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Floods Wreaked Havoc In Brazil Too

Recently, devastating floods also struck the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil, claiming the lives of at least 100 people and leaving 103 others missing.

Reports of landslides, roads washing away, and bridges collapsing have emerged due to the floods. More than 800,000 people are forced to live without access to clean water supply.

Governor Eduardo Leite remarked, "Once again, I reiterate that this scene of devastation is unprecedented." Earlier, he stated that the state would need a kind of "Marshal Plan" for reconstruction.

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has also visited the state to assess the situation firsthand.

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