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

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Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com

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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