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Afghanistan: Five dead, 17 missing as floods hit Herat province


Zubair Yaqoob
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At least five people have been killed and at least 17 others missing as a result of torrential rains in five areas including western province of Herat, an Afghan official said.

A spokesman for the governor of the province, Gilani Farhad, said on Tuesday that the missing people were traveling on a bus, adding that the affected provinces were Kuhsan, Oba, Karoch, Shindand and Guzara, .

Farhad said the floods had destroyed hundreds of homes and 1,000 acres of farmland, as well as hundreds of livestock, and destroyed parts of the high-speed Herat-Kandahar road and closed it to traffic.


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