The Taliban officials in Uruzgan, a central province in Afghanistan, say that turbulent and devastating flash floods in the province have resulted in the death of 24 and the injury of scores of people.
The situation appeared particularly terrible in Uruzgan province, where entire villages remained flooded on Monday, leaving people trapped in areas or forced to swim through knee-deep water on foot, navigating the floods.
According to the Taliban’s spokesperson for the Uruzgan governor’s office, Mawlawi Wali Jan Pohanyar, the floods have killed at least 24 and injured many people in Uruzgan’s Chora, Khas Uruzgan, and Chinartoo districts.
Women and children, according to him, were no exceptions to nature’s fury and the death toll included both.
At least 300 houses, in Chora district of Uruzgan province alone, were destroyed by the flash floods.
Severe flooding in Uruzgan province also inflicted financial harm, costing residents millions of Afghanis.
According to the Taliban officials, the flood-hit Uruzgan province is in dire need of humanitarian assistance, to at least meet their immediate needs.
Deluges and torrential rains have ravaged various regions in Afghanistan, killing hundreds, and injuring numerous people. Many people have also gone missing following the previous floods in Afghanistan.
Simultaneously, floods devastated Gardiz, the provincial capital of Paktia province in south-eastern Afghanistan, killing six people and injuring many more, according to the Taliban’s provincial department of Culture and Information in Paktia.