Flood death toll rises to 113 in Afghanistan, dozens missing

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The death toll from last year’s floods in Afghanistan has risen to 113. 

Dozens of people are still missing after the floods, according to international media reports.

Rescue efforts are underway in the Kamdesh district of Afghanistan’s Trolled province, which is under Taliban control, following the floods on Wednesday.

Abdul Samai Jarbika, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, said 170 houses had been completely or partially destroyed by the floods and more than 300 families had been affected. 

At least 34 people have been injured in the floods.

The floods have washed away major bridges in the district. Despite the heavy damage caused by the floods, no relief has been provided so far, government officials said.

 “Unfortunately, we can’t send a provincial team to the area because the area is under Taliban control,” said Tamim Azimi, Afghanistan’s minister of state for crisis management.

However, a team from the Afghan Red Cross Society has left for the area to provide relief. 

The Taliban have recently taken control of much of Afghanistan. Analysts say it will be a difficult test for the Taliban to deal with such a problem in Afghanistan.

In August last year, 150 people were killed in floods in 13 different provinces of Afghanistan. 

An average of 200,000 people a year are affected by natural disasters in Afghanistan.

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