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Afghanistan floods kill at least 153, Taliban interior ministry says

The official death toll from devastating flash floods in northern Afghanistan has risen to 153 people across three provinces, the Taliban’s interior ministry said on Saturday (May 11), while the World Food Progamme said it was double that.

The WFP, which operates throughout Afghanistan, said on X that the floods had killed more than 300 people. It did not give a source for its figure.

“The floods flowed yesterday and destroyed everything,” said Saheb Khan from Baghlan province, who lost several members of his family. “I nearly died too. Our house has been completely destroyed, it (floods) has destroyed our entire life.”

Taliban authorities sent helicopters to try to assist civilians overnight after receiving reports that over 100 people were stranded.


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