According to preliminary data, torrential rains affected about 20 of the 34 provinces in the country, resulting in at least 33 deaths and 27 injuries.

According to the government’s disaster management department, at least 33 people have perished in Afghanistan during the course of three days of intense rain and flash flooding.

Department spokeswoman Janan Sayeq stated on Sunday, “From Friday onward, because of the rains, there were flash floods which caused high human and financial losses.”

“The primary information shows that, unfortunately, in the floods, 33 people were martyred and 27 people got injured.”

Around 600 homes were damaged or completely destroyed, some 600 kilometers (370 miles) of roads were devastated, and about 2,000 acres of agriculture “flooded away,” according to Sayeq. The majority of the injuries were caused by roof collapses.

Following an exceptionally dry winter that scorched the land and pushed farmers to postpone planting, the torrential rains hit about 20 of the 34 provinces in the country.

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Foreign help to the impoverished nation has significantly decreased since the Taliban retook power in 2021, making it more difficult to provide relief during natural calamities.

In eastern Afghanistan, heavy snowfall in February caused a landslide that claimed at least 25 lives, and a three-week period of precipitation that ended in March claimed the lives of about 60 people.

“Afghanistan is experiencing major swings in extreme weather conditions” was the UN’s warning last year.

According to scientists, the climate issue is causing extreme weather patterns, and Afghanistan, which has suffered greatly from four decades of conflict, is one of the countries least equipped to deal with the phenomenon.





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