After the earthquake in Afghanistan, at least 400 people died due to floods in the country

At least 400 people died this Wednesday from the floods that hit different provinces of Afghanistan, according to the Afghan channel Tolo News.

The catastrophe occurred just after an earthquake left, this Wednesday, more than a thousand dead and hundreds injured.

“The injured were evacuated to hospitals. People whose residences were damaged by the floods have been evacuated and tents have been provided,” said Afghan Deputy Minister of Natural Disaster Management Mawlawi Sharfuddin Muslim.

Likewise, the floods have caused economic losses to the residents, according to the State Ministry of Natural Disaster Management, as reported by the aforementioned channel.

Heavy rains have affected the provinces of Kunar, Nangarhar, Nuristan, Laghman, Panjshir, Parwan, Kabul, Kapisa, Maidan Wardak, Bamiyan, Ghazni, Logar, Samangan, Sar-e-Pul, Tahar, Paktia, Jost and Daikundi, as well as to the Salang areas.

NIGHTTIME EARTHQUAKE

A night earthquake has so far left more than a thousand dead in Afghanistan, according to the Taliban government.

A night earthquake has so far left more than a thousand dead in Afghanistan, according to the Taliban government.

“The death toll from last night’s earthquake in just two districts of Paktiká province amounted to more than 1,000,” said the director of local information, who also reported more than 1,500 injuries in the most affected towns Gyan and Barmal, according to reported the official Bakhtar agency.

In this way, the provincial figure exceeds the previous national balance, which spoke of 920 fatalities. Authorities said many houses were damaged and people were trapped inside.

Local authorities have warned that the death toll could increase in the coming hours due to the large number of injured and the seriousness of the condition of some of them.

“People are digging one grave after another,” said Mohammad Amin Huzaifa, head of the Information and Culture Department in hard-hit Paktika. “It is also raining and all the houses are destroyed. People are still trapped under the rubble,” he told reporters.

“We ask aid agencies to provide immediate assistance to earthquake victims to avoid a humanitarian disaster,” deputy government spokesman Bilal Karimi urged on Twitter, assuring that numerous houses were destroyed and that there were people trapped inside.

“The answer is on the way,” assured the United Nations coordinator in Afghanistan, Ramiz Alakbarov, on Twitter.

“It was midnight when the earthquake hit. The children and I screamed. One of our rooms was destroyed,” said a local resident named Fatima. Another resident, Faisal, said he had been sent to a hospital and saw “a lot of dead bodies.”

Footage provided by the state Bakhtar news agency also showed crowds running towards a helicopter after it landed. An Interior Ministry official had said the aircraft were being used to reach the wounded and bring in medical supplies and food.

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