Three people were killed in Paktia province in southeastern Afghanistan when their car was hit by a flood on Monday, said local sources.

Torrential rains and turbulent floodings on Monday, August 1, caused a car to tip over, killing three people – including a woman and a child – in the event, according to the sources.

According to sources, a car was also damaged as a result of the severe flooding in the Rabat region of Gardiz City, the capital of Paktia province, in addition to the enormous financial loss.

However, aside from the human loss, which includes the car’s driver, it is yet unknown how much harm was caused by this incident.

Agricultural grounds have been destroyed by the flood, according to the source, and livestock has also drowned.

Recently, there were devastating floods triggered by heavy rains in some areas of the country.

In a similar accident almost a week ago in Zabul province, in southern Afghanistan, flooding caused a passenger bus to tip over, resulting in the deaths of four people and the injuries of forty-eight more.

According to the State Ministry for Disaster Management of the Taliban’s administration, floods in 21 provinces have claimed 120 lives and injured 152 others in the span of a month.

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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).