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Apr 27, 2014 3:11 PM by Greg Dingrando

More than 100 killed in Afghanistan flooding

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Devastating flooding killed more than 100 people in northern Afghanistan, while hundreds were driven from their homes.

The Afghan National Army was using helicopters to rescue people trapped by flood waters and to ferry food and water to remote areas.

The Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority official said Sunday that the 111 dead bodies were from Sari Pul, Zawzjan, Faryab and Badghis provinces. Around 20 other people are still missing.

The floods were fed by heavy rains late in the week. Officials said about 1,000 people have fled their villages, after losing their houses, crops and livestock.

 

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