Flash Flood Kills Many in Afghanistan
Posted by feww on May 20, 2012
80 people killed or missing after flash flood destroys 1,000 homes in N Afghanistan
Flash flooding caused by torrential rains and melting snow hit the N Afghanistan town of Sar-e-Pul, the capital of a province with the same name, destroying at least 1,000 homes and leaving more than 80 people dead or missing, authorities said.
Flooding also killed about 3,000 farm animals, and destroyed more than 1,000 hectares of crops in the provincial capital of Taloqan and six other municipalities, where 2,000 homes were severely damaged or destroyed, officials added.
Flooding in the two provinces has left about 20,000 people homeless.
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