Heavy rains cause flash floods, killing 31 in Afghanistan

At least 31 people have died and dozens are missing in northern Afghanistan after torrential rains caused flash floods, the Taliban’s state news agency reported on Monday.

The Bakhtar News Agency said flooding occurred in northern Parwan province on Sunday. The agency said women and children were among the dead, and 17 people were reported injured.

At least 100 people remained missing on Monday, with search and rescue operations underway, reports said.

Flash floods washed away dozens of homes in three affected districts of Parwan. The state is surrounded by mountainous terrain, and floods are frequent due to heavy rains.

More rain is expected in the next few days in most of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, the local meteorological bureau said. .

Associated Press