At least 20 people died as heavy rains and flooding over the past few days swept away their homes in southern Kandahar province, a U.N. humanitarian agency said in a statement.


At least 20 people died as heavy rains and flooding over the past few days swept away their homes in southern Kandahar province, a U.N. humanitarian agency said in a statement.
Heavy rains struck Kandahar city, Zheri, Dand, Damand, Arghandab, Spinboldak, and Takhtapu Districts.

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Saturday night that at least 10 people, including children, remain missing. OCHA’s statement says up to 2,000 homes are believed to have been damaged.

According to the statement, in Kandahar city alone, an estimated 600 houses have been damaged or destroyed. Flood-affected families have been evacuated to secure areas in the districts and Kandahar city including schools, mosques, Government buildings and the Haji camp.
Government offices in PD#6 have been affected with buildings and documentation damaged or lost.

The local governor’s office says the flooding was the worst in Kandahar in at least seven years.


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