Flooding in northern Afghanistan killed 19 people

Flooding in northern Afghanistan killed at least 19 people, 60 missing, reports on Sunday, the Associated Press referring to the emergency services.

According Fayzuly Sadat (Faizullah Sadat), head of department for combating natural disasters Sari Pul province, where the tragedy occurred, about a thousand homes were destroyed or damaged, ten thousand people have been forced from their homes.

We are carrying out search and rescue operations.

According to the report, spring floods caused by heavy rains and melting snow — a common occurrence in northern Afghanistan.

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