Friday 18 April 2014

Many feared dead in flash flood

Several people are feared dead after flash flooding in Afghanistan

Many people are feared dead and others are missing after a flash flood in a remote mountainous area of Afghanistan, officials have said.

Surobi district police chief Shaghasi Ahmadi said a flash flood in the mountainous region east of the capital, Kabul, has killed "tens of people" and other are missing.

Mr Ahmadi said an accurate death toll is not available as mud houses were washed away. He said the district's main hospital was seriously damaged in the flood.

President Hamid Karzai said he was saddened to hear the news.

Surobi has a number of rivers running through it. It is also rife with Taliban activity.

Flash floods are common in the area.

Press Association

Also in this Section




Meet, chat and connect with
singles in your area


Meet Singles Now



Now available on on Twitter


Most Read

Independent Gallery

Your photos

Send us your weather photos promo

Celebrity News