Floods block roads in Sar-e-Pul province in northern Afghanistan

Floods in Sar-e-Pul province in northern Afghanistan have blocked roads in parts of the region, according to a Taliban spokesman.

Quoted by Taliban-run news agency, BNA, Taliban governor’s spokesman in Sar-e-Pul said floods over the past two days have damaged hundreds of acres of farmland and orchards.

He said that several villages in the Kohistanat district of the province, which connect these villages to the district center, have also been blocked.

Local Taliban authorities in Sar-e-Pul stated that the floods have caused significant financial damage to the residents.

This happens as Baghlan, Takhar, Badakhshan, Samangan, Faryab, Herat, Ghor, Badghis, and Kandahar provinces in north, south and western parts of the country have also experienced severe flooding since Friday, May 10.

According to the latest United Nations statistics, the floods in Baghlan province in the north alone have resulted in more than 300 fatalities.