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News agency, Islamabad: More than three hundred people have died and more than a thousand houses have been destroyed in the floods caused by heavy rains in Afghanistan. At least 20 people have died due to floods in Takhar province, according to state media reports. Zabihullah Mujahid, the chief spokesman of the Taliban government, posted on ‘X’ and gave information about the flood. Come to Badakhshan, Baghlan, Ghor and HeratHe said that the provinces have been hit the hardest and have suffered huge economic losses. The government has ordered to use all available resources to rescue people, evacuate the injured and evacuate the dead, he said. The Taliban’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Saturday, “The country’s air force has begun evacuating people from Baghlan and evacuating a large number of people trapped in flood-affected areas.” A hundred injured were taken to the military hospital in the areais.’ Richard Bennett, the United Nations Special Envoy for the human rights situation in Afghanistan, said on X that the floods are a reminder of Afghanistan’s vulnerability to the climate crisis. Both immediate assistance and long-term planning are needed from the Taliban and international actors. At least 70 people died in the country in April due to heavy rains and floods. Officials have also informed that about two thousand houses, three mosques and four schools were also damaged.

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