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Dozens Dead In Flash Floods In Afghanistan


The people of Darqad district of Takhar Province asked the Afghan government to build a bridge over the Amo River in February.

At least 30 people have been killed by flash floods in northern Afghanistan.

Afghanistan's National Disaster Management Authority told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan that the flash floods struck the provinces of Takhar, Badghis, and Samangan.

Heavy rains have also hit the Kabul, with no major damage or casualties were reported.

In Takhar, 10 people were killed in two districts. Scores of houses were also damaged.

In Badghis Province, 15 people were killed. In Samangan Province, flash floods killed five people.

Remote, northern areas of Afghanistan often see flash floods triggered by heavy rains, which also cause landslides.

With reporting by AP
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