Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Scores Killed in Afghanistan Flash Floods  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 26/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Kabul April 26 - Flash floods in northern Afghanistan have killed more than 180 people and displaced thousands after days of torrential rain officials said.

Authorities in one of the country's hardest hit regions of Jawzjan said the death toll was expected to rise further.

"Rescue helicopters have evacuated some 200 people but many people are still trapped on roofs of their homes and some are also missing" Jawzjan provincial police chief Faqir Mohammad Jowzjani told the AFP news agency.

The head of the disaster relief committee in Jawzjan province said more than 5000 people had been displaced and there were shortages of medicine and water after heavy rain and storms swept through two districts of the region on Thursday night.

Mohammadullah Batash the governor of Faryab said the death toll in his province which borders Turkmenistan was expected to rise.

"Rain is still continuing which is hampering relief efforts" he said.

The Afghan government has been scrambling to help survivors and search for stranded villagers by deploying army helicopters to reach affected areas.

The floodwaters swept through villages and fields engulfing thousands of homes and leaving many people seeking safety on the roofs of their mud-brick houses.

Flooding often occurs during the spring rainy season in northern Afghanistan with flimsy mud houses offering little protection against rising water levels.


Qatar News Agency

  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 3 2015 - UAE-Saving on gold Be patientKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Gold jewellery sales have yet to pick up momentum despite the steep fall in bullion prices in the past week as buyers are adopting a ...

 Oct 3 2015 - UAE-Gold recovers amidst GCC market sell offKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) GCC capital indices had fallen significantly in the third quarter 2015. The GCC capital indices performance till August 24 2015 on year to ...

 Oct 3 2015 - Gold gets saved as rate rise is deferredKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Federal Reserve just rescued gold at least for a while. Bullion is headed for the first weekly gain in four after US central bankers on ...

 Oct 3 2015 - 'The UAE is very open ... it's very okay to live here'Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) For Turkmenistan national Dovlet Hojayev 27 Dubai is the place to be. A professional web programer and IT ...

 Oct 3 2015 - UAE-Now SOS app for Indian workers in distressKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Indian labourers in Dubai and Northern Emirates now have help on their finger tips thanks to a new app with an ...

 Oct 3 2015 - UAE-Disabled man starts bike ride to 25 countriesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A strong will has overcome the physical challenges of an Indian man who has embarked on a mission to raise ...

 Oct 3 2015 - My first day in UAE: 'My salary was Rs125 I saved Rs100'Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) I came to Dubai to make a living and support my widowed mother. It was on November 18 1959 that I landed in ...

 Oct 3 2015 - UAE-Beckham still a rageKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) David Beckham is so handsome that I don't know whether to kick him or kiss him. Well that cheeky comment came from a former Argentinian ...

 Oct 3 2015 - UAE lads rout AfghansKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The UAE under-19 football team launched their AFC U-19 Championship qualifying campaign with a convincing 3-0 ...

 Oct 3 2015 - UAE-Enoc seeks to boost international footprintKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Emirates National Oil Company or Enoc which recently acquired a majority stake in Dragon Oil said on Monday that it would continue to explore ...




Click to Apply


Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help