Afghanistan: Flash Floods Kill 22, Days After Dozens Killed

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 11, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

In Afghanistan Sunday, at least 22 people died in flash floods near the capital, Kabul, reports Reuters. Of the 22, six were children. 

On Monday, flooding in Pakistan and Afghanistan killed more than 160, reported NBC News. More than 500 houses were destroyed outside Kabul.

Aid workers were having trouble getting to people in remote regions of Afghanistan impacted by flooding, as the Taliban control some key roads in the region, reported NBC.

Senior Kabul police officer, Sayed Ekramuddin Jalal, told Reuters on Sunday that rescue teams had been deployed. He also mentioned that some of the victims were visiting family in the region for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.