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No fewer than 18 Afghans have died in flash floods and storms which ravaged some provinces of Afghanistan in the past few days.

The Deputy Minister for Disaster Management, Sharafuddin Muslim who confirmed this in a video statement, added that the latest deluges wrecked the provinces of Faryab and Parwan, as well as various other

Speaking in the video, he said “18 to 20 people have been killed across 10 provinces” and that more than 100 houses were also destroyed, two people missing while 30 others have been injured.

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Relief teams, however, have been dispatched to the affected areas with tents, food, and cash distribution by the authorities to the families of those killed, he said.

Flash floods remains an annual occurrence in Afghanistan and thus become increasingly common, leading to Scores of Afghans’ death every year through torrential downpours, particularly in impoverished rural areas where poorly built homes are at risk of collapse with widespread deforestation contributing to their impact.

This year’s flooding came while the country is observing the Eid al-Fitr holidays after the holy fasting month of Ramadan ended on Saturday in Afghanistan.

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