Dozens killed in flash floods in northeastern Afghanistan

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Afghan villagers search at the site after a flashflood in the Gozargah-e Noor district of Baghlan province June 7, 2014. Photo - Reuters

Flash floods have killed at least 73 people in northern Afghanistan, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee, officials said Saturday warning that the death toll was expected to rise.

Authorities in the Guzirga i-Nur district of Baghlan province say the death toll is likely to climb.
The police chief said many women and children are among the victims.
Massive flash floods caused by torrential rains in northern Afghanistan are common in the spring and primitive villages cannot withstand the force of the flooding.
Source –  Agencies

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