UN says flash floods in Afghanistan kill more than 300 people, destroy 1,000 homes. world News

More than 300 people died Saturday in Afghanistan after flash floods destroyed more than 1,000 homes, according to the AP, citing the UN food agency. The floods mainly affected the northern province of Baghlan; This area has suffered the most damage.

The World Food Program announced that it is distributing fortified biscuits to individuals affected by the recent floods in Afghanistan. A state media outlet in neighboring Takhar province reported that at least 20 people died in the floods.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the main spokesman for the Taliban government, posted on the social media platform ‘X’ that “hundreds … have been hit by these devastating floods, while a large number of people have been injured.”

Mujahid said the widespread devastation has caused significant financial losses. He said the most affected provinces are Badakhshan, Baghlan, Ghor and Herat.

He said the administration has been ordered to mobilize all available resources to rescue people, transport the injured and evacuate the dead.

The Taliban Defense Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that the country’s air force had already begun evacuating people in Baghlan and rescued scores of people trapped in flooded areas and 100 injured people, according to the Associated Press. Transported to military hospitals of the area. ,

In April, heavy rains and floods in the country killed at least 70 people. About 2,000 houses were also damaged.