The death toll from last week’s flooding in the eastern province of Nuristan rose to 113 with dozens still missing, an officials said on Saturday, adding that 70 more were injured.
The floods happened on Wednesday due to heavy rains in Kamdish district in Nuristan province.
“Some are still missing… 12 kilometers of road has been destroyed, 173 houses were totally damaged,” the State Minister on Natural Disaster Management Ghulam Bahauddin Jailani said.
Some lawmakers from the province said the flood-affected residents need urgent assistance.
The lawmakers claimed that Taliban is obstructing the rescue operations to the victims. But the Taliban has said that it has prevent the infiltration of the government forces to flood-hit areas.
“The people are in a critical situation. They need urgent help. They have lost everything,” said Ismail Atikan, an MP from Nuristan.
Nuristan governor Hafiz Abdul Qayum said some of the affected families have been provided support by the government.
“Our teams that have been sent. Based on their assessment, the flood-affected people need tents, beds and kitchen kits as their basic needs,” he said.