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Kabul (Afghanistan), Sep 1 (Canadian-Media): About 190 people have been killed and 172 injured since Aug 25 due to the floods triggered by heavy rains and onrush of water in the mountainous eastern Afghan region, media reports said.
Image: Floods. Image credit: Unplash
Thirteen provinces, mostly in the country's north, had been affected by floods, according to the Ministry for Disaster Management.
Ongoing efforts in assistance in recovery efforts and distribution of aid had been done by the Ministry of Defense said Afghan security forces.
Afghan security forces had also been dealing with rising violence from the Taliban as the start of peace talks in Doha hit delays.
NATO said that its forces were also supporting the Afghan military in providing food, water and blankets to the area earlier in the week.
According to the national and local officials, Parwan, just north of the capital Kabul, 116 people had been killed and more than 120 injured, with 15 people still missing,
"Rescue teams are still in the area and searching for the missing bodies," said Wahida Shahkar, a spokesperson for Parwan's governor, reported by CBC News.
Widespread damage have been caused by the floods to agriculture lands, crops, roads and highways in many provinces.