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Nine killed in northern Afghanistan flash floods

Flash floods caused by torrential rains and melting snow have killed at least nine people and destroyed dozens of houses in Afghanistan.

india Updated: May 01, 2006 16:28 IST

Flash floods caused by torrential rains and melting snow have killed at least nine people and destroyed dozens of houses in northern Afghanistan, officials said on Monday.

Seven people died when their village in the northern province of Faryab was washed away on Sunday, Mohyammad Khairkhwa, Afghan Red Crescent chief for northern Afghanistan, told the agency.

Two other Afghans were killed on Saturday as a result of floods caused by melting snow in Baghlan, another northern province in the Hindu Kush mountains.

The police chief of Faryab, Khalilullah Ziaei, said he had sent a team to the region to assess the situation.

First Published: May 01, 2006 16:28 IST