Death toll in Afghanistan floods rises to 66

KABUL, Afghanistan — The recent floods in Afghanistan have left 66 people dead, according to Abdul Rahman Zahid, the head of the Taliban’s National Disaster Management Authority.

Zahid disclosed the new death toll during a meeting with United Nations officials.

Hebalso reported that the floods have injured an additional 36 people.

According to Taliban’s National Disaster Management Authority, the floods resulted in the loss of 600 livestock and destroyed 1,235 homes.

This latest figure marks a significant increase from initial reports by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which previously estimated 32 fatalities and 44 injuries.