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Mar 05, 2019
9:22PM

At least 32 died, thousands displaced due to heavy rains & floods in Afghanistan

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In Afghanistan, at least 32 people have died and thousands displaced as heavy rains and flooding swept away homes across country. The Norwegian Refugee Council, NRC said hundreds of homes were destroyed and around 4,000 families are in need of assistance in southern Kandahar province alone. 


The flooding began Friday and subsided today. Southern Helmand and western Farah and Herat provinces have also been affected by flooding. Heavy snowfall across Afghanistan has raised fears of severe flooding this spring and so far this year nearly 50 people have already died from flooding.

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