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Floods in Afghanistan leave seven dead

Kabul, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that the recent rains in Afghanistan caused the death of seven people and nearly 400 families were affected.

According to the report from OCHA’s office in the capital, more than 600 hectares of agricultural land were also destroyed and some 540 houses were demolished due to the rainfall over the past 10 days.

Residents of Faryab, Nangarhar and Daikundi provinces suffered the most damage, the report said.

This is the third time Afghanistan’s northern region has suffered flooding in less than a month, with seven people killed, and 384 families affected by heavy rains on March 21 and 26-27, the report said.

Several affected people in Faryab province are appealing for more help from the Islamic Emirate (Taliban government) and international aid agencies.

According to the Afghan Ministry of Disaster Management, in the last month, due to snow and rain, more than 1,600 houses were destroyed and more than 177,900 head of livestock were also killed.