400 killed in floods after earthquake in Afghanistan

After the earthquake in Afghanistan, incessant rain caused floods. Due to which normal life has been disturbed. According to figures released on Wednesday, at least 400 people have died in the floods. The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has confirmed this. Many areas of the country have been affected by the floods. Najibullah Saadid, a water […]
 


400 killed in floods after earthquake in Afghanistan

After the earthquake in Afghanistan, incessant rain caused floods. Due to which normal life has been disturbed. According to figures released on Wednesday, at least 400 people have died in the floods. The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has confirmed this. Many areas of the country have been affected by the floods.

Najibullah Saadid, a water resources expert in Afghanistan, said monsoon-induced rains in the region have weakened traditional mud houses. And because of this the earthquake proved to be even more terrible. The epicenter of the quake was reported below ground, although no tsunami warning was issued.

The areas affected are Kunar, Nangarhar, Nuristan, Lagman, Panjshir, Parwan, Kabul, Kapisa, Maidan, Vardak, Bamiyan, Ghazni, Logar, Samangan, Sar-i-Pul, Takhar, Paktika and Khost. Maulvi Sharfuddin Muslim, deputy minister in-charge of the disaster management department, said, “The survivors have been taken to hospitals during this period.” Those whose houses fell in the flood waters have been moved to tents. Natural disasters affected more than 30,000 people in Afghanistan in 2022.

The powerful earthquake killed more than 1,000 people and injured more than 1,500. Afghanistan has mostly unfinished houses, which were completely destroyed by the earthquake and many people are still feared trapped under them.

Taliban Supreme Leader Haibatullah Akhundzada has appealed to the international community and all humanitarian organizations for help. Prime Minister Mohammad Hassan Akhund reviewed the situation by holding an emergency meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan to coordinate relief efforts. The Taliban government has urged aid agencies to send teams to the area. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was 44 km from the city of Khost in southeastern Afghanistan and 51 km underground. Its intensity was measured at 6.1 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also affected parts of Pakistan and India.