Afghanistan – 12 Dead, 40 Missing in Floods in Maidan Wardak Province

State news sources in Afghanistan report raging flash floods in Maidan Wardak Province have destroyed homes, killed at least 12 people and left a further 40 unaccounted for.

Flooding struck in Jalrez, Saydabad, Chaki Wardak and Maidan Shahr districts after heavy rain on 22 July 2023.

According to reports from Bakhtar News Agency, the official state news agency of the Afghan government, at least 12 people were have died. The floods have also damaged or destroyed dozens of homes and a further 40 people are feared missing under the rubble. Furthermore flooding has blocked the Kabul-Bamian highway in the Jalrez area.

Jalrez is situated about 30km east of the capital Kabul, State news also reported some flooding in the Kabul area around the same time.