Devastating Floods in Afghanistan Claim Over 300 Lives, Wreak Havoc Across Northern Regions

ByTV10 Punjab

May 12, 2024
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International Desk
11 May
Sandeep Dhand Ludhiana

Tragedy strikes Afghanistan as the death toll from relentless floods triggered by heavy rains surges past 300, confirmed by the UN Food Program. The northern and northwestern regions bear the brunt of nature’s fury, with more than 62 casualties reported in Baghlan province alone. Idayatullah Hamdard, provincial director of natural disaster management, lamented the widespread destruction of homes and properties, underscoring the dire humanitarian crisis unfolding.

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In addition to the loss of lives, countless individuals remain missing, adding to the anguish and uncertainty surrounding the calamity. Abdullah Janan Saak, spokesperson for the Ministry of Natural Disaster Management, highlighted the gravity of the situation, revealing that even the capital city, Kabul, has been adversely affected by the floods. As communities reel from the devastation, rescue teams are mobilizing efforts to provide essential aid, including food and relief supplies, amidst the unfolding humanitarian crisis.

The catastrophe serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerability of Afghan communities to natural disasters, necessitating urgent and concerted efforts to bolster resilience and mitigate future risks. As the nation mourns the loss of lives and grapples with the aftermath of widespread destruction, solidarity and support from the international community remain paramount in navigating the arduous path towards recovery and rebuilding.