3 killed, 30 animals swept away by Samangan floods

KABUL (Pajhwok): Flash floods in northern Samangan province have left three people dead, causing substantial losses. The rain-induced flooding hit the Shabashak village of Dara-i-Sauf Bala district, a police spokesman said . Abdul Munir Rahimi told a private TV channel three people, including a woman, were killed in the rain-induced floods.

He said 30 animals were swept away by the flooding, which also damaged seven vehicles and crops. At least 300 tonnes of coal were destroyed. Earlier in the week, the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) predicted heavy rains and floods in a number of provinces. I forecast a wet spell in Badghis, Ghor, Faryab, Sar-i-Pul, Balkh, Samangan, Baghlan, Panjsher, Bamyan, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Paktia, Ghazni, Daikundi, Uruzgan, Paktika, and Nuristan provinces.

Meanwhile, local officials said that 22 people were killed in flash floods following heavy rainfalls in two districts of the western province of Herat. The incident happened in the Rokha village of Adraskan district and in Obe district in the province, Herat governor’s spokesman Jailani Farhad said.

He said that four children, a woman and five men are among the victims of the incident. He said that 12 people were killed in Adraskan and 10 more were killed in Obe district. The floods also destroyed dozens of hectares of land and have killed dozens of cattle, Farhad said. Local officials said that the Obe and Karokh districts of Herat also witnessed flash floods but there is no information about their possible damages. Most of Herat witnessed heavy rainfalls in the past two days.