Kabul, 4 August: Heavy rains swept across eastern Afghanistan, levelling homes and killing at least 58 people in five provinces, while an estimate 30 others remain missing, officials said today.
Provincial spokesmen in Nangarhar, Kabul, Khost, Laghman and Nuristan said that all the floods struck early yesterday.
Flash floods are common in those provinces. In Kabul’s Surobi district, police chief Shaghasi Ahmadi said 34 people were killed in a remote and mountainous area. He said 22 of the bodies from Surobi were later found downstream in Laghman. AP