Floods in northeastern Afghanistan kill at least 6

August 5th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by BNO News  

ASADABAD, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) — Seasonal floods in northeastern Afghanistan have left at least six people killed and several more missing, local media reported on Friday.

The Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) agency reported that the floods in eastern Kunar province, which borders with Pakistan, left two people killed in Sandari. Two others were killed in Nanglam and another two in Wardesh.

PAN, citing Manogai district chief Haji Noorullah, reported that the fatalities in Wardesh were a woman and a young girl whose bodies were taken from a creek. The flooding, which also destroyed at least four homes in the area, also left four other people missing in Wardesh.

Noorullah told the news agency that maize and rice crops over hundreds of acres of land had been damaged in Watapur district alone. He added that a key bridge which connects Asadabad with Watapur had collapsed, destroying five vehicles.

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