Heavy snowfall and rains almost all over Afghanistan for two days without a break, have led to a descent from the mountains of debris flows, avalanches, and as a consequence — to death. This was on Sunday reported the Afghan government news agency Bakhtar.
According to the agency, on Saturday mudslides have covered just five counties of western Afghan province of Farah — Khak-e Sefid, Poshtrud, Anardara, Saidkuh and Balabuluk, destroying all or part of more than 1.3 thousand houses and buildings. The county Balabuluk a mudslide hit a car, in which there were seven. As a result, five children and two women were killed.
Mudflows also destroyed in Farah dozens of orchards and hundreds of acres of fertile land. In the district of the northern province of Badakhshan Qeshm by heavy rains occurred landslides that destroyed several houses in the spurs of the mountains. Two people died and one was wounded.
Snowfalls led to blocking vehicular traffic on many roads and mountain passes. However, the main Afghan Salang Pass, which connects the northern provinces with the central, yet open to traffic.
Snowfall in two days and took place in Kabul at zero temperature, which led to podtaplivaniyu streets in parts of the city. However, information on the mudflows and destruction in Kabul have been reported. Forecasters predict further heavy precipitation in many regions of the country. Heavy rainfall, according to experts, will benefit greatly from the Afghan agriculture.
A week ago, UN experts and the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture predicted the country in the summer drought and crop failure as a result of grain. However, nature has adjusted their forecasts: if the rains will last at least another week and fill with water rivers and lakes, the severe drought in the summer you can not be afraid, RIA Novosti reported.