Taliban: Recent floods kill 294 people

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban said Tuesday that recent floods have killed 294 people across various provinces in Afghanistan since May 9.

A spokesperson for the Taliban’s Ministry of Natural Disaster Management stated in a news conference that 266 people have been injured in the floods.

He added that the floods have destroyed or damaged 14,900 homes and killed 6,500 livestock.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reported on Monday that the recent floods in Baghlan province have affected 60,000 people.

Indrika Ratwatte, UNAMA’s deputy humanitarian coordinator, visited the province and reported that 182 people, mostly women and children, have died in the Baghlan floods in northern Afghanistan.

Previously, the Taliban had reported that 315 people died in last week’s floods in Baghlan.