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At least 400 people have been killed in floods in Afghanistan since the earthquake

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  • 22 June, 2022 23:44:08

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 1,000 people. Floods have hit Afghanistan in the wake of that push. According to ToloNews, quoting Afghanistan's Ministry of Natural Disaster Management, flash floods hit 18 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces on Wednesday. The floods have so far killed 400 people across the country, according to the Disaster Management Ministry. The flood-affected provinces of Afghanistan are Kunar, Nangarhar, Nuristan, Laghman, Panshir, Parwan, Kabul, Kapisa, Maidan Wardak, Bamyan, Ghazni, Logar, Samangan, Sar-e-Pul, Takhar, Paktia and Daikundi. Ahmadullah, a resident of Kunduz, told TOLOnews, ‘Hundreds of acres of land in Kunduz have been submerged in the flood waters and there is still no visible improvement in the flood situation. Hamidullah Shinwari, a resident of Archin district in Nangarhar province, said, ‘It has been raining in torrential downpours since Tuesday night. One person was killed and five others were injured when the roof of a house collapsed due to heavy rains in Archin district. "Most of those injured in the heavy rains and flash floods have been admitted to hospitals," Mawlawi Sharfuddin Muslim, deputy minister for Afghanistan's Ministry of Natural Disaster Management, told TOLOnews. Those whose homes have been destroyed by the floods have been given tents by the government.

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