Afghanistan UNDER WATER: At least 20 people DIE during worst flooding in 7 years in Kandahar

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At least 20 people, including many children, have been killed in flash floods in six districts and the capital of Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar, the United Nations has said.

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Deadly floods in Afghanistan in March 2019

The victims were killed when their homes collapsed or the vehicles they were travelling in were swept away.

At least 10 people, including children, are still missing. It is anticipated that up to 2,000 homes may have been damaged,” the UN agency said in a statement on Saturday.

Kandahar’s Deputy Governor Abdul Hanan Moneeb said the flooding was the worst in seven years, with many nomadic herders camped in the area swept away by the floodwaters along with their livestock.

The official added that 400 families have been rescued by the Afghan army since the flooding began late on Friday night in Kandahar and six other districts.

Rescue operations, however, were largely delayed due to heavy rainfall.

Heavy snowfall across large swaths of Afghanistan this winter has raised fears of severe flooding as spring approaches, following years of devastating drought in the country.

Nearly 50 people have been killed as of February 12 due to flooding in Afghanistan so far this year.

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[AlJazeera, Reuters]

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