Afghan floods kill 250 people

May 23rd, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Kabul, May 23 (Xinhua) At least 250 people have died in flash floods in different parts of Afghanistan, a media report said Saturday.
The heavy rains since mid-March wreaked havoc in different parts of the war-torn country.

At least 250 people have died and 180 others injured in flash floods during the period, affecting 10 Afghan provinces, the Arman-e-Millie newspaper reported citing officials.

Nearly 400,000 hectares of farmlands have been affected in the floods, the report said.

The Afghan lawmakers have called on the government and aid agencies to supply relief materials for the affected population.

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