Devastating flash floods in Nangarhar province of eastern Afghanistan have resulted in the deaths of 8 people and have demolished dozens of houses, said Taliban local officials.

In Sheikh Misri city, Nangarhar province, a house roof collapse triggered by deadly floods resulted in the deaths of 4 children, according to a report from the state news agency Bakhtar on Monday.

Four more people have died as a result of the flooding in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, according to the report from the Bakhtar News Agency, which cited a Taliban official, the director of the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority for Nangarhar province.

Saifullah Khalid, the Taliban official, stated that this flood also caused the destruction of numerous residential structures and hundreds of acres of agricultural land.

At the same time, local Taliban officials in the Parwan province of northern Afghanistan said that at least 31 people have died and 17 more have been injured as a result of severe and violent floods in the districts of Shinwari and Syagird.

According to the Afghanistan Department of Meteorology, which has issued a warning for potential flash floods in other provinces, including Nangarhar, tomorrow might bring heavy rain and flash floods to 22 provinces across the country.

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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).