Tears flow as flood claims over 70 lives, injures hundreds of people
In what can be termed as a flash flood, more than 70 people have been confirmed dead and hundreds injured after an heavy rain caused the collapse of the building with lots of people trapped inside in Charikar, capital of Parwan province, Afghanistan.
According to an eye witnesses, many children were among the dead. A 45-year-old farmer from the city-man identified as Mohamed Qasim, told AFP that 11 members of his family were killed in the floods.
The spokeswoman to the Parwan governor, Waheeda Shahkar confirmed the toll, adding that more than 500 houses had been destroyed.
See what some of the victims had to stay below;
“I was alone when the flood hit. I grabbed the window and was holding it for two hours until the neighbours came to rescue me,” said 70-year-old Hamida.
“I lost everything, my jewelry, money and all my property.”
“The figures we have collected from hospitals show that 72 people have died and over 100 are injured wounded,” Ministry of Disaster Management spokesman, Tamim Azimi said.
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