A collection of avalanches struck a central province in Afghanistan yesterday, killing no less than 21 folks, authorities stated on Friday.
In response to Ahmad Tameem Azimi, spokesman of the ministry for catastrophe administration, seven folks stay lacking following the avalanches in central Daykundi province on Thursday whereas 10 have been injured.
The 21 killed have been all from two households within the space, Mr. Azimi stated. At the very least 50 homes have been destroyed. Mr. Azimi added that search and rescue groups have been working since Thursday to seek out the lacking and assist the victims.
This winter in Afghanistan has been harsh, with heavy snowfall, avalanches and flash flooding. Thursday’s deaths convey the loss of life toll from avalanches and flash floods within the nation previously two months to 72. Scores have additionally been injured and a pair of,400 homes have been swept away in flash floods for the reason that begin of winter.
Afghanistan has suffered by means of greater than 4 a long time of struggle and battle for the reason that Soviet invasion in 1979. However pure disasters corresponding to landslides, floods and avalanches have additionally taken a heavy toll on a rustic with little infrastructure or growth exterior of its main cities. Environmental degradation has additionally worsened the issues.