Afghanistan: Snow, rain in Helmand Province claim eight lives

Recent snowfall and rainfall in southern Helmand province have resulted in the deaths of at least eight people, as reported in a Taliban statement.

The cold wave hitting various parts of Afghanistan also led to one person being injured due to the adverse weather conditions, according to the Taliban-run information and culture department in Helmand.

The statement detailed that 212 houses in the province were destroyed, and 89 cattle perished over the past week.

Residents of all districts, including the provincial capital of Lashkargah, as well as Vashir, Sangin, Baghran, Babaji, Kajaki, Nawah-ye Barakzai, Musa Qala, and Marjah, have been affected by the adverse weather.

This news follows Taliban reports indicating that snowfall and rainfall have claimed at least 30 lives across various provinces in Afghanistan.