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Afghanistan: Floods engulf northern villages


Fifty-eight people have been killed and hundreds of villagers left stranded in devastating flash floods in northern Afghanistan, officials say.

The governor of Jowzjan province warned that the number of victims was likely to rise.

Fifty-eight people have been killed and hundreds of villagers left stranded in devastating flash floods in northern Afghanistan

Fifty-eight people have been killed and hundreds of villagers left stranded in devastating flash floods in northern Afghanistan

People have been left trapped on the roofs of their homes and rescue helicopters have been deployed.

There are reports of flooding in other provinces in the north and west.

More than 80 people are missing and that 3,000 homes have been destroyed.

Heavy rain and storms on Thursday night created a perilous situation for villagers whose homes are largely built out of mud.

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