At least seven children have lost their lives as a result of an “unknown diseases” in a village of Ghazni’s Nawur district in the country’s central-east parts of the country in the last two days, local official said on Friday.
The disease has permeated the Bed village in the district and so far has killed two children, said Khaliqdad Akbari, head of Ghazni Provincial Council.
He said the disease has so far infected at least 40 children.
Akbari added that roads to the district are closed due to heavy snowfalls.
He stated that more children will lose their lives if the Ministry of Public Health does not provide emergency aid to the affected areas by helicopters.
Meanwhile, a number of local residents said major symptoms of the disease include breathing problems, pneumonia and abdominal pains.
The residents urged the relevant organizations to help them and save the village from the disease.