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From 40 to 150 People Killed in Floods in Afghanistan’s East, Reports Suggest

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Between 40 to 150 people have been killed in heavy flooding in Afghanistan’s eastern Nuristan Province, local broadcasters reported on Thursday, citing authorities.

The flash flood hit the village of Meherdish in Nuristan’s Kamdish region, Ariana News has reported, citing officials. At least 40 dead bodies were found. Powerful streams of water demolished around 100 houses and also affected livestock.

Meanwhile, the 1TV News broadcaster has cited provincial official Saidullah Nuristani, who said that around 150 people had been killed in the recent floods.

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