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Flood kills 23 and destroys houses in Afghanistan

Floods triggered by heavy rain kills 23 people and destroys scores of houses in Afghanistan's north-eastern province of Badakhshan.

world Updated: May 05, 2007 05:37 IST

Floods triggered by heavy rain kills 23 people and destroys scores of houses in Afghanistan's north-eastern province of Badakhshan, the provincial governor says on Friday.

Authorities are searching for some missing people after the flooding, which hit on Thursday night in an area of the impoverished and mountainous province near the border with Tajikistan, China and Pakistan, Governor Munshi Abdul Majid adds.

"The people are in a very bad state," he added.

After years of harsh drought, Afghanistan received much more snow and rain this year.