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Afghanistan Floods Leave Dozens Dead

Asia Pacific|Nearly 80 Killed as Flash Floods Ravage City in AfghanistanThe toll in Charikar was expected to rise as rescue workers sift through the wreckage of dozens of destroyed homes.VideoFlooding from heavy rains in Charikar, Afghanistan, killed nearly 80 people, according to an official, and destroyed dozens of homes.CreditCredit…Rahmat Gul/Associated PressAug. 26, 2020Updated 1:09 p.m. ETKABUL, Afghanistan — When the heavy rains came overnight, setting off flash floods in northern Afghanistan, the deluge quickly turned deadly and caught many residents off guard because they were sleeping.On Wednesday, a hospital official said the floods had killed nearly 80 people and injured scores of others in Charikar, home to nearly 200,000 people and the capital of Parwan Province, just north of Kabul.Mahmood Samadi, a Charikar resident, said he woke to the sound of water rushing through his neighborhood and quickly decided to get his family out of the city. When he returned, nearly half his house was flooded and six homes on his street had been destroyed.“I don’t know about the exact casualties in our street, but I know many people were killed and wounded,” Mr. Samadi said.The flash floods left a trail
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