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50 dead in Afghanistan flood 

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Published: 16:46, 18 May 2024  
50 dead in Afghanistan flood 

At least 50 people have died following a new bout of heavy rains and flooding in central Afghanistan, the authorities confirmed.

Thousands of homes have also been damaged. 

Flash floods caused by torrential seasonal rains have, for weeks, devastated a wide swath of territory across Afghanistan, killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands injured and destroying homes and communities.

At least 50 people were confirmed dead in the province of Ghor, police spokesman Abdul Rahman Badri said on Saturday, adding that he expected the number of casualties to rise.

According to preliminary reports, dozens of people were missing, said Abdul Wahid Hamas, spokesman for Ghor’s provincial governor.

Mawlawi Abdul Hai Zaeem, head of the information department for Ghor, said the latest wet spell began on Friday, cutting off many key roads to the area.