24 killed in flood in W. Afghanistan

24 killed in flood in W. Afghanistan
# 23 June 2012 19:23 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA.- Up to 24 people were killed and nine other injured in heavy rains and flash floods in Afghan western province of Ghor on Saturday, a provincial government spokesman said, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

"The heavy rains showered several districts in Ghor province earlier today, which caused heavy foods. As a result 24 people have been killed and nine others injured so far as we know," spokesman Abdul Hai Khatibi told Xinhua.

The flood has also washed away several houses and destroyed farmlands in the province, some 400 km west of Kabul, he further said.

He also said the flood has damaged parts of the supportive wall of "Munar-i- Jam", a 65-meter tall minaret, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the country.

A total of seven people were killed and over 20 missing in flooding in the northeastern Badakhshan province on Friday.
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