The death toll from the recent flash floods in Afghanistan has risen to 151 as rescue workers are trying to recover more victims from the debris.
The floods hit Parwan, Kapisa, Panjshir, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Paktia, Paktika, Nuristan, Nangarhar, Laghman, Khost and Ghazni provinces.
Parwan province, with 93 deaths and 110 injured, leads the affected areas in casualties.
According to government statistics, 1,500 houses were damaged in these provinces and massive economic damage has been done.
“The assessment and response team was sent to Surobi district in coordination with the governor of Kabul and also PD8 of Kabul city,” said Mohammad Qasim Haidari, deputy state minister for national disaster management.
Meanwhile, residents in Surobi district of Kabul have said that over 20 people were killed and wounded in the recent floods in the district.
They said that 70 houses were destroyed in the flooding.
“We do not have bread, we do not have houses, our house was ruined by the water, we spent the whole night under the rain,” said Jamila, a resident in Surobi.
“No assistance came through and no money was distributed,” said Mujahid, a resident in Surobi.
Floods have also affected several place on the Kabul-Jalalabad highway.
“I saw three people die of floods and six others were wounded,” said Mohammad Yasin, a taxi driver on Kabul-Jalalabad highway.
The Afghan government has said that relief and rescue efforts are underway.
According to local officials, most of the victims are women and children.
Floods were also reported in Nuristan in the east and Logar province--in central Afghanistan--in the past 24 hours but no information about casualties and damages has been provided.
Resolute Support in a tweet said that ANDSF and NATO's Resolute Support provided critically needed food and water to the flash flood victims of Charikar, Parwan Province.