Photos: 150 dead as flood rescue operations continue in Afghanistan

After heavy seasonal rainfall for about a week in northern and eastern Afghanistan, severe floods hit the Parwan province on August 26. Authorities have evacuated more than 900 families from the Parwan province and over 1,500 houses were destroyed in the floods. The death toll from the flash floods rose to 150 on August 27 as rescuers and survivors are still searching for victims.

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Villagers gather around the debris of their houses after a flash flood swept the area at Sayrah-e-Hopiyan in Charikar, Parwan province, Afghanistan on August 26. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

Villagers gather around the debris of their houses after a flash flood swept the area at Sayrah-e-Hopiyan in Charikar, Parwan province, Afghanistan on August 26. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

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Children seen atop an overturned vehicle after flash floods swept through the area in Jalalabad on August 26. The flash floods were triggered by exceptionally heavy rain this week. (Noorullah Shirzada / AFP)

Children seen atop an overturned vehicle after flash floods swept through the area in Jalalabad on August 26. The flash floods were triggered by exceptionally heavy rain this week. (Noorullah Shirzada / AFP)

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Villagers and rescuers search for bodies among debris at Sayrah-e-Hopiyan in Charikar on August 26. The death toll rose to 150 on August 27 as survivors and rescue workers screened through the debris of more than 1,500 homes that were destroyed in the flash floods, Reuters reported. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

Villagers and rescuers search for bodies among debris at Sayrah-e-Hopiyan in Charikar on August 26. The death toll rose to 150 on August 27 as survivors and rescue workers screened through the debris of more than 1,500 homes that were destroyed in the flash floods, Reuters reported. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

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Survivors retrieve their belongings from the debris of their houses at Sayrah-e-Hopiyan in Charikar on August 26. Afghan authorities moved more than 900 families out of mountainous areas of Parwan province that were devastated by the flash floods. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

Survivors retrieve their belongings from the debris of their houses at Sayrah-e-Hopiyan in Charikar on August 26. Afghan authorities moved more than 900 families out of mountainous areas of Parwan province that were devastated by the flash floods. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

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Rescuers search for victims in a mudslide in Parwan province on August 27. “The search is still on as many people, we fear, are still buried under the rocks and rubble,” Tamim Azimi, a spokesman for the ministry of disaster management was quoted by Reuters. (AP / PTI)

Rescuers search for victims in a mudslide in Parwan province on August 27. “The search is still on as many people, we fear, are still buried under the rocks and rubble,” Tamim Azimi, a spokesman for the ministry of disaster management was quoted by Reuters. (AP / PTI)

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A villager inspects a damaged car among the debris of houses at Sayrah-e-Hopiyan in Charikar on August 26. At least 250 people were injured in the flash floods, Reuters reported. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

A villager inspects a damaged car among the debris of houses at Sayrah-e-Hopiyan in Charikar on August 26. At least 250 people were injured in the flash floods, Reuters reported. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

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A villager uses a shovel to clear the mud inside his home after the flash floods at Sayrah-e-Hopiyan in Charikar on August 26. Survivors said many children were among the dead. The death toll is expected to rise as families prepared for mass burials with extensive rubble yet to be cleared. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

A villager uses a shovel to clear the mud inside his home after the flash floods at Sayrah-e-Hopiyan in Charikar on August 26. Survivors said many children were among the dead. The death toll is expected to rise as families prepared for mass burials with extensive rubble yet to be cleared. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

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