Heavy rains, floods kill 32 people across Afghanistan

Heavy rains, floods kill 32 people across Afghanistan
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The Norwegian Refugee Council says more than 32 people havedied and thousands displaced as heavy rains and flooding swept away homesacross Afghanistan.

The NRC says hundreds of homes were destroyed and around4,000 families are in need of assistance in southern Kandahar province alone.

The flooding began Friday and subsided Monday. Relief effortswere ongoing Tuesday.

Southern Helmand and western Farah and Herat provinces havealso been affected by flooding.

Heavy snowfall across Afghanistan has raised fears of severeflooding this spring and so far this year nearly 50 people have already diedfrom flooding.

Even before the floods this week, 6.3 million people werethought to be in need of humanitarian assistance across Afghanistan. AGENCIES

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