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Floods claim 40 lives in N. Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, Aug 15 (KUNA) - At least 40 people lost their lives while dozens others suffered injuries due to floods in Afghanistan's northern Parwan, Kapisa and Nangarhar provinces, said officials on Monday.
At least 31 people lost their lives while 20 others received injuries due to flash floods in Afghanistan's northern Parwan province.
The head of the provincial department of Information and Culture, Shams Rahman Sadeqqi told media that hundreds of houses have been destroyed due to floods.
He confirmed that at least 31 people have died and more than 20 were injured in flooding in the Shinwari and Sia Gard districts of Parwan province.
He further said that around 100 people are still missing and expressed fear that the death toll can rise. Children were among the dead and thousands of acres of land, livestock and roads were affected.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan's State Ministry of Disaster Management said that nine people were killed by floods in Kapisa and Nangarhar provinces.
A spokesman for the state ministry, Mohammad Naseem Haqqani said, "The floods also flowed in Kapisa, where five people were killed. Due to floods in Nangarhar, four people were killed." (end) sbk.ibi