Heavy Rains, Floods Devastate Central Afghanistan, Leaving 50 Dead

Torrential rains and flooding have claimed the lives of at least 50 people in central Afghanistan’s Ghor province, Reuters reported today.

According to the news agency citing the provincial information department, the extreme weather conditions that began on Friday have also caused widespread infrastructure damage, with 2,000 houses completely destroyed, 4,000 partially damaged, and over 2,000 shops submerged.

The latest tragedy comes just a week after flash floods in northern Afghanistan killed 315 people and injured more than 1,600 others.

The landlocked country, considered one of the nations most vulnerable to climate change, continues to grapple with a shortfall in aid and recovery efforts following the Taliban’s takeover in 2021.

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