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Flood Kills More Than 100 In Afghanistan

Local officials in Afghanistan say more than 100 people have been killed and hundreds more displaced as a result of a flash flood in the northern province of Baghlan.

Noor Mohammad Gozar, a local administrator in Baghlan Province, told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan on June 7 that the victims were residents of the district of Gozar Gahe Noor.

Gozar said flood waters ravaged the area on June 6, sending hundreds of families fleeing their homes for higher ground.

After years of drought, Afghanistan has become particularly vulnerable to flash flooding caused by sudden bursts of heavy rain.

In April and May, more than 100 people were killed and thousands were displaced by flooding in northwestern Afghanistan.