Floods in Afghanistan claim 70 lives, inflict extensive damage

The Taliban’s National Disasters Management Authority announced that the death toll from recent floods in Afghanistan has reached 70, with an additional 56 people injured.

Janan Saeq, a spokesperson for the ministry, said on Wednesday that the devastating floods were triggered by heavy rainfall across the nation.

The floods also resulted in the destruction of 2,627 houses and the deaths of 2,017 livestock, he said.

Floods are a common occurrence in Afghanistan during the spring, often resulting in significant human and economic losses, particularly in rural areas.