Afghanistan : Heavy rain, Flash flood : 2021/07/28
|Country or District||Afghanistan|
|Name||Heavy rain, Flash flood|
|Outline||People in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan were buried under mud and debris when heavy rain brought flash floods in late night of 28 July 2021. Children and women are said to be among the victims in Kamdesh, with at least 60 people dead and dozens more missing, and many homes destroyed. The disaster zone is held by Taliban militants fighting the government.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
As per the initial field reports, around 150 lives are lost with 113 dead bodies found as of 31 July 2021 – others were still missing.
Media report 113 fatalities and others missing.
Afghan officials gave a death toll of 60 but the Taliban say 150 people died in the flooding, the Associated Press news agency reports.