Afghanistan: Floods and landslides claim 10 lives in Helmand and Bamiyan

BAMIYAN, Afghanistan — Ten people have died and three others were injured following severe weather events in Helmand and Bamian provinces, according to Taliban officials.

The Taliban-run Bakhtar News Agency reported that a sudden flood in the Abghol Kechki area of Helmand claimed the lives of seven members of a single family.

Additionally, three children were injured when a wall collapsed during the flooding in Helmand’s Qazi Khel area.

In a related incident in Bamian, a landslide in the village of Dahan Khoshkak resulted in the deaths of three individuals, including two women, from the same family.

This comes as Taliban officials said last week that at least 70 people have died in recent wave of floods and heavy rainfalls in various parts of the country, particularly in southern Afghanistan.