Floods wreak havoc in Takhar, 4 killed.
by Hidayatullah Hamdard on 31 May, 2014 - 14:32 TALUQAN (Pajhwok):
Four people were killed and dozens others injured by flash floods that
washed away hundreds of houses and destroyed crops on thousands of acres
of land in northern Takhar province, an official said on Saturday.
Around 70 people believed missing after the latest flooding engulfed
Badam Dara, Ahandara and Chashma Sher localities of Taluqan City, the
provincial capital, on Friday evening, the governor's spokesman
said. Sunatullah Taimor told Pajhwok Afghan News 600 houses and wheat
and rice crops grown over thousands acres were destroyed by the flooding
and rescuers had so far evacuated 500 stranded families to safer places.
Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) head for
Takhar said the affected families were being shifted to tents, where
food and other assistance had already been provided. The floods also
affected families in Bangi, Warsaj, Chal, Namak, Ishkamish and Kalfagan
districts Abdul Aziz, one of the affected persons, said he lost a
relative to the flooding, but was able to evacuate other family members
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