A fatal flood hit several areas of Paghman district, leaving five members of a family dead.
TOLOnews interviewed relatives of the victims of floods in the Arghandi area of Paghman district.
“The floods took five people, who were martyred. They were missing and we were searching for them and we were finally able to find a woman in the evening and bury her,” said Haikal, a relative of the victim.
Haikal’s family was living alongside three other families in a house consisting of 12 rooms.
According to the residents, the flood occurred on Saturday around 2:00 AM.
People affected by the floods called on the humanitarian organization to provide them with assistance.
“The flood came at 2:00AM and we were all here and there were 30 people. The flood destroyed these rooms,” said Barialai, a local resident.
“Our house with 12 rooms collapsed from the flood. We don’t have anywhere else. We should be assisted,” said Zazai, a flood affected person.
Nearly 40 people have been killed in eight provinces by flooding and more than 60 others have been injured, officials said.
District governor Khalid Haidar said that 100 residences and 80 acres of lands have been completely destroyed because of floods and at least 100 houses have been partially damaged.
“The livestock of the people have died. 100 houses are completely destroyed and 100 other houses need repair,” he said.
Shafiullah Rahimi, spokesman for the State Ministry for Natural Disaster Management, said that at least 38 people have been killed, 57 have been injured and 2 others have disappeared in flooding in the past 4 days in Maidan Wardak, Kabul, Khost, Paktia, Kunar, Nuristan, Ghazni and Nangarhar provinces. Rahimi said that 456 livestock died during this period, 7,000 acres of land were damaged, and 920 houses were completely and partially destroyed.
Meanwhile, the Department of Meteorology of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation warned of the possibility of heavy rains and flooding on Monday and Tuesday in Nuristan, Kunar, Laghman, Kapisa, Parwan, Nangarhar, Kabul, Logar, Paktia, Khost, Ghazni, Maidan Wardak, Bamyan, Ghor, Paktika, Zabul, and Daikundi.