Three deaths were reportedly caused by the floods, and scores of residential homes were entirely demolished, according to local sources in the provinces of Nooristan and Paktia in eastern Afghanistan.

The floods in the Nurgram, Mandol, Kamdish, Berg-i-Matal, Du Ab, and Wama districts of Nooristan province have reportedly resulted in the deaths of three individuals and the total destruction of 13 homes, according to sources in Nooristan on Tuesday, the 26th of July.

Sources in this province continue to claim that more than 2,000 fruit trees, hundreds of acres of farming fields, 36 dams, and 20 animal barns were all devastated and washed away.

At the same time, sources from the eastern province of Paktia reported on Tuesday, July 26, that the flooding in this province’s Zurmat district has caused the displacement of scores of people, who are currently staying in tents in Gardiz, the province’s center.

According to Taliban local officials, the flood caused eight deaths, six injuries, and further casualties and damage in the Gardiz and Zurmat districts.

The flood hits different regions of Afghanistan at a time when meteorologists in Afghanistan Meteorology Department issued two warnings for the possibility of flash floods and heavy rainfall.

The affected and the displaced are said to be in dire need of immediate assistance, and more than 50 families have been made homeless by the disaster, according to sources.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).