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Sunday 31 August 2014

111 killed in Afghanistan flooding

Published 27/04/2014 | 17:52

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Floods have hit the Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan (AP)

Flooding in northern Afghanistan has killed more than 100 people and driven hundreds more from their homes, according to an official.

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The Afghan National Army was using helicopters to rescue people trapped by the waters and ferry food and water to remote areas.

The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority official said that that 111 dead bodies have been found so far from Sari Pul, Zawzjan, Faryab and Badghis provinces. Around 20 other people are still missing.

The floods were fed by heavy rains late in the week. The official said about 1,000 people have fled their villages, after losing their houses, crops and livestock.

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