IP - At least 62 people have been killed and more than 100 injured after flash flooding hit northern Afghanistan's Baghlan, Badakhshan, Ghor, and Herat provinces of Afghanistan, Taliban officials said.

Iran PressAsia: The Taliban in a statement said that a large number of houses have been destroyed and people have suffered huge financial losses.

In the statement, the Ministry of State for Disaster Management, the Ministry of Interior Affairs, and the provincial authorities have been directed to use all their resources to save people, recover the bodies, and treat the injured.

Taliban called on the citizens to assist the flood victims.

In Baghlan, Ziauddin, director of Baghlan-i-Markazi district hospital, said that 52 bodies, including 13 women and 13 children, have been taken to the hospital from the floods on Friday night. He added that 73 injured people have also been admitted.

In Takhar, Ahmad Siyar Sajid, the head of natural disaster management of the province, said that eight people died in the Ishkemesh, Chal, and Namak Ab districts of this province.


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