Flood kills 23 people in W. Afghanistan

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Heavy rainfall and floods claimed the lives of 23 people including women and children in the western Badghhis province with Qala-e-Naw as its capital 555 km northwest of Kabul on Saturday night and Sunday morning, provincial police chief Abdul Rauf Taj said Sunday.

"Based on the reports we have received so far, 23 people including women and children have confirmed dead due to downpour and flooding in Jawand, Balamurghab and Abkamari districts," Taj told Xinhua.

Rainstorms and flooding hit several parts of Afghanistan including the capital city Kabul on Saturday night and parts of the country is still raining.

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