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More than 100 Killed in Flash Flood in Northern Afghanistan

More than 100 Killed in Flash Flood in Northern Afghanistan

Heavy flooding in northern Afghanistan has killed more than 100 people and injured scores of others.

Spokesperson for northern Parwan province Wahida Shahkar said the number of casualties may rise as rescue teams work to locate people buried under destroyed houses. She said at least 66 people were killed and 90 were injured in the province.

The governor of Parawan, Fazludin Ayar, told local reporters "we could have hundreds of people killed".

The mud water have grabbed many lives . The head of the provincial hospital, Abdul Qasim Sangin, said several children were among the dead and some injured are in critical condition.

"There are two families in our neighbourhood who are still under the debris," Abdul Majid, a resident of Charikar, told television network Tolo News.

"We need more rescue workers to help us," he said.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered emergency assistance to be provided to the victims, the presidential palace said in a statement.

Northern and eastern parts of Afghanistan often see heavy rainfall during summer, leading to floods.

Azimi said at least 300 houses were destroyed in Parwan and over a thousand people displaced. He said ground and air support sent to help those trapped by the flooding had reached the provinces.

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