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Flash flood washes away 500 houses in Afghanistan, one killed

Kabul: One person has been confirmed dead and 10 others were injured when a flash flood washed away more than 500 houses in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan early Saturday.“There was heavy rain in Baghlan-e-Markazi

IANS [ Updated: May 09, 2015 14:59 IST ]
flash flood washes away 500 houses in afghanistan one killed
flash flood washes away 500 houses in afghanistan one killed

Kabul: One person has been confirmed dead and 10 others were injured when a flash flood washed away more than 500 houses in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan early Saturday.

“There was heavy rain in Baghlan-e-Markazi district Friday evening and the people left their houses to safer areas. It was early Saturday when a flash flood hit the area and washed away more than 500 houses," district Governor Gohar Khan Babri told reporters in provincial capital Pul-e-Khumri, 160 km north of Kabul.

The flood, he said also destroyed a water canal of more than 125,000 acres of agricultural land, besides killing hundreds of cattle heads of the locals, Xinhua news agency reported.

He also added that a survey has been initiated to determine the damages inflicted in the area.

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