After further damage assessments following the severe flash flooding in eastern and central Afghanistan on 26 August, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that 145 people have died and 167 injured. Many are thought to be still missing.
OCHA said A total of 2,049 households were affected by flooding across 11 provinces, with Logar, Wardak, Kapisa, Parwan, Kabul, Nuristan, Kunar, Laghman and Nangarhar provinces seeing the worst of the damage. Homes have been destroyed and agricultural land and public infrastructure severely impacted.
Parwan Province was the worst affected area. According to Government sources 106 people died, 106 were injured, including women and children, and 26 people remain missing. At least 390 houses have been confirmed as destroyed and 483 have been severely damaged.
In Kapisa Province, flash floods affected 500 families, 19 people were killed and another 20 sustained injuries in Hasa-e-Awal, Hasa-e-dowm, Kohistan, Tagab and Nijrab districts.