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Flash floods wreak havoc in 2 Khost districts

Flash floods wreak havoc in 2 Khost districts

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Jun 29, 2017 - 16:39

KHOST (Pajhwok): Rains-induced floods destroyed at least 200 shops and hundreds of homes in southeastern Khost province, also inundating hundreds acres of farmland in two districts, officials said on Thursday.

Around 200 shops and two fuel stations and a portion of a road were destroyed by the heavy floods in Khalbesat Township of Sabari wa Yaqubi district on Wednesday evening, the town’s administrative head said.

Mohammad Akbar Zadran told Pajhwok Afghan News there were no casualties in the disaster that followed three hours of heavy raining.

Eng. Sharifullah, provincial Natural Disaster Management Authority head, said they had also received reports about destruction of homes in the provincial capital and other areas.

Investigation teams had been sent to the affected areas to assess the damage, he said.

He said they had enough fund this year to deal with incidents of natural disasters compared to other years.

He said previously they would receive two million afghanis for the purpose but this year they had received five million afghanis.

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