(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) AT News Report
KABUL: At least five people have died, hundred houses
destroyed and roads washed away after heavy rains led to torrential flooding in
the western Afghanistan's provinces, local official said Wednesday.
Two were killed in western Herat province, while three in
Farah after floods smacked their houses.
In a statement, Afghanistan National Disaster Management
Authority said the floods occurred in Kuhsan, Zindajan, Guzara, Enjil and
Karukh districts. It also confirmed that over 500 homes have been damaged in
Provincial governor spokesman, Jelani Farhad said heavy rain
and snow caused closure of highways.
Herat officials said due to heavy rain and snow, flights
into and out of Herat have been cancelled and the Herat-Islam Qala,
Herat-Torghondi and Herat-Kandahar highways have been closed.
A team has been assigned to quickly help floods victim
families, said Mohammad Aslam Sayas, deputy of Afghanistan National Disaster
Management Authority. 'The team was tasked to assess financial and human losses
from recent floods.'