Heavy rain and flash floods kill 33 in Afghanistan

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Heavy rain and flash floods kill 33 in Afghanistan

According to the government's disaster management department, at least 33 people have perished in Afghanistan over the course of three days of intense rain and flash flooding. According to department spokeswoman Janan Sayeq, flash floods inflicted significant human and financial losses starting on Friday as a result of the rains.

The main data indicates that, regrettably, there were 33 martyrdoms and 27 injuries during the floods. Around 600 homes were damaged or completely destroyed, some 600 kilometers (370 miles) of roads were devastated, and about 2,000 acres of agriculture "flooded away," according to Sayeq. The majority of the injuries were caused by roof collapses.

Following an exceptionally dry winter that scorched the land and pushed farmers to postpone planting, the torrential rains hit about 20 of the 34 provinces in the country.

Foreign help to the impoverished nation has significantly decreased since the Taliban retook power in 2021, making it more difficult to provide relief during natural calamities. In eastern Afghanistan, heavy snowfall in February caused a landslide that claimed at least 25 lives, and a three-week period of precipitation that ended in March claimed the lives of about 60 people.

The United Nations issued a warning to Afghanistan last year about the significant fluctuations in harsh weather. According to scientists, climate change is causing extreme weather patterns, and Afghanistan, which has suffered greatly from four decades of conflict, is one of the countries least equipped to deal with the situation.