Flooding in Afghanistan: 16 dead, most of them children

Наводнение в Афганистане: 16 погибших, большинство из них - дети

Due to the floods caused by heavy rains in Eastern Afghanistan killed 16 people, including 12 children.

As reports UKRINFORM, reported Xinhua citing local Afghan authorities.

The flooding started with heavy rains on Friday night in the district Coskuner Nangarhar province in Eastern Afghanistan.

According to the representative of the local administration, the flood destroyed several houses. Killing 16 people, including a woman and 12 children, four more children unaccounted for.

As noted, the district conducted search and rescue operation. Affected families receive humanitarian assistance.