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Afghanistan News: Heavy Rain, Flash Flood Death Toll Climbs To 300

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Afghanistan News:  The UN Food Program has confirmed that the death toll has been increased to 300 due to the flash floods caused by the heavy seasonal rains in Afghanistan.

In a social media post, the UN Food Program said that the torrential rain and devastating floods also battered north and northwestern Afghanistan. Over 62 people died in northern province of Baghlan yesterday alone.

Earlier, the Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said that heavy downpours caused floods in four provinces, destroying almost 3,000 houses, killing hundreds of livestock, while damaging roads and other infrastructure, said. Rescue teams have reached the affected areas, and the injured have been taken to hospitals by helicopters as roads were closed due to heavy flooding, he added.

According to authorities, since mid-April, flash flooding and other floods left about 100 people dead in ten provinces of Afghanistan, with no region entirely spared.

More Than 120 People Killed In Brazil Due To Flash Floods

In Brazil, a devastating flash flood claimed more than 120 lives after heavy rainstorms pummeled the area on Friday. Authorities stated that 756 injured individuals have been hospitalized, while141 people reported missing. Search and rescue operations are are still underway. Over 20,000 military personnel were deployed in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

The flood also damaged power and water treatment plants, leaving the majority of residents without drinking water and electricity. More than 85,000 homes have been destroyed by the muddy floodwaters. More than 71,000 people temporarily sheltered in schools, sports halls and churches.

Brazilian national meteorology institute INMET said that intense rain is expected to continue until tomorrow. Officials have warned five dams were at risk of rupturing, as the River Guaiba in Rio Grande do Sul, reached historic levels this week.

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