Flash Floods Claim 33 Lives, Injure 27 in Afghanistan
Flash Floods Claim 33 Lives, Injure 27 in Afghanistan

Flash floods, lightning, and heavy rains have wreaked havoc in Pakistan and Afghanistan, resulting in a significant loss of life and displacement of hundreds of people. The extreme weather conditions, largely attributed to climate change, have brought tragedy to both nations.

In Afghanistan, at least 33 people have been reported dead and 27 injured due to heavy flooding caused by seasonal rains over the past three days, according to a Taliban spokesman. The affected areas include provinces such as Farah, Herat, Zabul, and Kandahar, with Kandahar bearing the brunt of the casualties. Janan Saiq, spokesperson for the Taliban-controlled State Ministry of Disaster Management, revealed that a staggering 606 homes have been partially or completely destroyed by the floods.

Meanwhile, in Pakistan, at least 36 individuals, primarily farmers, lost their lives in recent days due to lightning strikes and heavy downpours. The affected regions span across the country, as reported by officials. The situation remains dire as communities grapple with the aftermath of the devastating weather events.

Afghanistan, already prone to natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, avalanches, landslides, and droughts, faces a particularly challenging situation. The State Ministry for Disaster Management Affairs disclosed that more than 22,000 families in need have received aid from national and international sources since the beginning of the current solar month.

As the risk of further flooding persists, authorities have issued warnings urging preparedness and vigilance among residents. The potential for additional rainfall and snowfall in the coming days heightens concerns for the safety and well-being of those living in vulnerable areas.

US State Department Clarifies Stance on Kejriwal's Arrest vs. Pakistan's Situation

Pakistan Court Suspends Imran Khan's Jail Term for This Case


Join NewsTrack Whatsapp group
Related News