Death toll from Afghanistan’s floods exceeds 330 – Xinhua

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A man clears off ruins at the flood-affected Laqia village, Baghlan-e-Markazi District, north Afghanistan’s Baghlan Province, May 11, 2024. More than 330 were killed as rainstorms and flash floods hit major parts of the provinces of Baghlan, Takhar, Badakhshan and Ghor of Afghanistan, according to the Afghanistan office of the World Food Programme and local Afghan officials. (Photo by Mehrabuddin Ibrahimi/Xinhua)

KABUL, May 11 (Xinhua) — More than 330 were killed as rainstorms and flash floods hit major parts of the provinces of Baghlan, Takhar, Badakhshan and Ghor of Afghanistan, according to the Afghanistan office of the World Food Programme and local Afghan officials.

The UN agency said Saturday on social media that more than 300 people have been killed in northern Baghlan province alone, with more than 1,000 houses destroyed.

“WFP is now distributing fortified biscuits to the survivors,” it said.

Local officials said on Saturday that at least 160 people have been killed and 117 others injured as rainstorms and flash floods hit major parts of the provinces of Baghlan, Takhar, Badakhshan and Ghor of war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Afghanistan has been experiencing heavy rain and floods in the past month, leading to casualties and property damage.

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A man clears off ruins at the flood-affected Laqia village, Baghlan-e-Markazi District, north Afghanistan’s Baghlan Province, May 11, 2024. More than 330 were killed as rainstorms and flash floods hit major parts of the provinces of Baghlan, Takhar, Badakhshan and Ghor of Afghanistan, according to the Afghanistan office of the World Food Programme and local Afghan officials. (Photo by Mehrabuddin Ibrahimi/Xinhua)

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A man clears off ruins at the flood-affected Laqia village, Baghlan-e-Markazi District, north Afghanistan’s Baghlan Province, May 11, 2024. More than 330 were killed as rainstorms and flash floods hit major parts of the provinces of Baghlan, Takhar, Badakhshan and Ghor of Afghanistan, according to the Afghanistan office of the World Food Programme and local Afghan officials. (Photo by Mehrabuddin Ibrahimi/Xinhua)

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