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Parts of Ghor, Faryab Devastated By Floods

Nearly 70 people have died due to devastating floods in the provinces of Ghor and Faryab.

Thousands of homes, hundreds of shops, and thousands of acres of farmland have been destroyed in these floods, and thousands of livestock have also perished.

Local officials in Ghor province have reported that ten residents are still missing, and the death toll from the floods that occurred yesterday evening (Friday) may increase.

Yesterday's floods in Ghor have devastated nearly eighty percent of the city of Ferozkoh.

Additionally, the floods have surrounded the Minaret of Jam in Ghor, raising concerns about the potential destruction of this 800-year-old monument.

Abdul Wahid Hamas, the spokesperson for the governor of Ghor, told TOLOnews: "In these floods, fifty people, including women and children, have died, and several are missing. Two thousand houses have been completely destroyed, and more than four thousand houses have been partially damaged. Furthermore, two thousand five hundred shops in the city of Ferozkoh and the districts of this province have been destroyed."

The destructive and deadly floods in Ghor have also affected the districts of Shahrak, Dolina, and Tiura alongside the city of Ferozkoh. The main Herat-Ghor highway and roads connecting the districts to Ferozkoh have been destroyed and blocked.

Homeless people are enduring difficult conditions.

Nazar Mohammad, a resident of Ferozkoh city, told TOLOnews: "These floods have left us without clothes or a morsel of bread. I am in dire need of ten afghani. Two families lived here, and the flood destroyed both homes."

Abdul Hai, another resident of Ferozkoh city, said: "Our orchard, home, and livelihood are all gone. Nothing is left intact, and even our food has been taken by the flood. The floods have destroyed the wells, and we have no drinking water."

In Faryab province, the deadly floods have claimed 18 lives. These floods have caused significant financial losses to the residents of Faryab and Sar-e Pol provinces.

Esamatullah Moradi, the spokesperson for the governor of Faryab, said: "The severe flood that hit Faryab province mainly affected the districts of Belcheragh, Pashtun Kot, Khwaja Sabz Posh, Qaisar, and Almar, causing significant financial losses to the local residents. Eighteen people have been martyred, and two have been injured in these floods."

Habibullah Masroor, the spokesperson for the governor of Sar-e Pol, said: "In the villages of Khawal and Qala Shahr in the Kohistanat district, more than 60 residential houses have been either destroyed or partially damaged. Dozens of shops and hundreds of acres of agricultural land have been destroyed."

Recent floods in many parts of the country, especially in Ghor, have been unprecedented.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation has announced that tomorrow (Sunday), the provinces of Herat, Farah, Ghor, Badghis, Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Panjshir, Nuristan, Kunar, Kapisa, Parwan, Bamiyan, Faryab, Jawzjan, and Samangan will experience heavy rainfall and potential flooding.

Parts of Ghor, Faryab Devastated By Floods

Yesterday's floods in Ghor have devastated nearly eighty percent of the city of Ferozkoh.

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Nearly 70 people have died due to devastating floods in the provinces of Ghor and Faryab.

Thousands of homes, hundreds of shops, and thousands of acres of farmland have been destroyed in these floods, and thousands of livestock have also perished.

Local officials in Ghor province have reported that ten residents are still missing, and the death toll from the floods that occurred yesterday evening (Friday) may increase.

Yesterday's floods in Ghor have devastated nearly eighty percent of the city of Ferozkoh.

Additionally, the floods have surrounded the Minaret of Jam in Ghor, raising concerns about the potential destruction of this 800-year-old monument.

Abdul Wahid Hamas, the spokesperson for the governor of Ghor, told TOLOnews: "In these floods, fifty people, including women and children, have died, and several are missing. Two thousand houses have been completely destroyed, and more than four thousand houses have been partially damaged. Furthermore, two thousand five hundred shops in the city of Ferozkoh and the districts of this province have been destroyed."

The destructive and deadly floods in Ghor have also affected the districts of Shahrak, Dolina, and Tiura alongside the city of Ferozkoh. The main Herat-Ghor highway and roads connecting the districts to Ferozkoh have been destroyed and blocked.

Homeless people are enduring difficult conditions.

Nazar Mohammad, a resident of Ferozkoh city, told TOLOnews: "These floods have left us without clothes or a morsel of bread. I am in dire need of ten afghani. Two families lived here, and the flood destroyed both homes."

Abdul Hai, another resident of Ferozkoh city, said: "Our orchard, home, and livelihood are all gone. Nothing is left intact, and even our food has been taken by the flood. The floods have destroyed the wells, and we have no drinking water."

In Faryab province, the deadly floods have claimed 18 lives. These floods have caused significant financial losses to the residents of Faryab and Sar-e Pol provinces.

Esamatullah Moradi, the spokesperson for the governor of Faryab, said: "The severe flood that hit Faryab province mainly affected the districts of Belcheragh, Pashtun Kot, Khwaja Sabz Posh, Qaisar, and Almar, causing significant financial losses to the local residents. Eighteen people have been martyred, and two have been injured in these floods."

Habibullah Masroor, the spokesperson for the governor of Sar-e Pol, said: "In the villages of Khawal and Qala Shahr in the Kohistanat district, more than 60 residential houses have been either destroyed or partially damaged. Dozens of shops and hundreds of acres of agricultural land have been destroyed."

Recent floods in many parts of the country, especially in Ghor, have been unprecedented.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation has announced that tomorrow (Sunday), the provinces of Herat, Farah, Ghor, Badghis, Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Panjshir, Nuristan, Kunar, Kapisa, Parwan, Bamiyan, Faryab, Jawzjan, and Samangan will experience heavy rainfall and potential flooding.

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