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Accidents & Disasters

NATO, Afghan forces aid Parwan flood victims

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Aug 29, 2020 - 12:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): NATO forces and their Afghan counterparts have provided critical assistance to the victims of floods in central Parwan province. Earlier in the week, flash floods devastated Charikar , Parwan’s capital, killing more than 100 people...
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Parwan: 250 people missing after devastating floods

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Aug 28, 2020 - 16:34
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed and wounded 214 people in the worst-hit central Parwan province, with another 250 people missing, an official said Friday. The devastating floods wreaked havoc in Charikar, the...
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More than 150 killed, 200 injured in flash floods

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Aug 27, 2020 - 15:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 151 people, including women and children, have been killed and 200 others wounded in rain-induced flash floods in different parts of the country, the State Ministry of Natural Disaster Management said on Thursday. Mohammad...
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8 killed, 14 wounded in Sarobi flooding

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Aug 27, 2020 - 14:07
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least eight people have been killed and 14 others wounded in rain-induced floods in the Sarobi district of capital Kabul, officials said on Thursday.
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Over a dozen killed in Kapisa & Panjsher floods

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Aug 27, 2020 - 13:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 15 people, including women and children, have been killed and 13 others wounded in flash floods in central Kapisa and Panjsher provinces, officials said on Thursday. Kapisa police spokesman Abdul Shariq Shurish told Pajhwok...
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Woman among 4 killed, 8 wounded in Sarobi floods

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Aug 27, 2020 - 13:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least four people have been killed and eight others wounded in rain-induced floods in the Sarobi district of capital Kabul, an official said on Thursday. Shah Mahmood Ibrahimi, the district’s administrative chief, told Pajhwok...
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7 people injured, tens of homes destroyed in Maidan Wardak flood

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Aug 26, 2020 - 15:53
MIADANSHAR(Pajhwok): Seven people, including two women , have been injured and over 50 homes destroyed as a result of flash flood in central Maidan Wardak province, an official said on Wednesday. Disaster Management Authority Director Mohammad...
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Parwan: 71 people killed, 100 injured in flash floods

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Aug 26, 2020 - 14:00
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): At least 71 people have been killed and 100 others wounded in rain-induced flash floods in central Parwan province, officials said on Wednesday. Parwan Natural Disaster Management Director Nisar Ahmad Habibi told Pajhwok Afghan...
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Parwan: 30 killed, 20 wounded in flash floods

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Aug 26, 2020 - 10:06
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): At least 30 people have been killed in rain-induced flash floods in central Parwan province, officials said on Wednesday. The Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs said at least 20 individuals were wounded in...
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4 Afghans still missing after Turkish boat disaster

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Aug 25, 2020 - 18:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): Imran Khan, a resident of capital Kabul, has asked the government to help find his two family members missing after a boat capsized in a lake in eastern Turkey. A boat carrying illegal Afghan, Pakistani and Bangladeshi immigrants...
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Dozens killed, injured in Balkh truck bombing

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Aug 25, 2020 - 11:07
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): More than 40 people suffered casualties in a truck bomb attack targeting a commando unit in northern Balkh province on Tuesday morning, officials said.
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Takhar: 15 uprising members killed in Taliban attack

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Aug 20, 2020 - 11:45
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Fifteen members of an uprising group have been killed and four others wounded in a Taliban attack in northeastern Takhar province, an official said on Thursday. Malak Ahmad Tatar, the uprising forces’ commander in the Khwaja...
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Herat firefighting department lacks facilities

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Aug 16, 2020 - 15:40
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Firefighters in western Herat province on Sunday said they have no firefighting facilities in districts and they have been providing services in the provincial capital only since 40 years. Habibullah Habibi, Herat firefighting...
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3 children die as straw home catches fire in Kandahar

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Aug 15, 2020 - 15:03
کندهار (پژواک، ۲۵ زمری ۹۹): په کندهار کې د یوه کس د بې پروايي له امله اور لګېدلی او درې ماشومان یې په کې سوځېدلي او مړه شوي دي.
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6 children, mostly girls, killed in Paktia wall collapse

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Aug 12, 2020 - 14:54
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): At least six children, including five girls, have been killed and a seventh injured in a wall collapse incident in Sayed Karam district of southeastern Paktia province, an official said on Wednesday. The incident took place...
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2 women killed in Parwan traffic accident

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Aug 06, 2020 - 17:34
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Two women were killed in a traffic accident in central Parwan province on Thursday, an official said on Thursday. Mohammad Reza Bayat, director of traffic police confirmed the accident that happened in the port area on Ḡorband-...
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6 killed, 131 injured in Kandahar traffic accidents

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Aug 03, 2020 - 18:26
KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): At least six people were killed and another 131 wounded in traffic accidents during Eid-ul-Adha holidays in southern Kandahar province, local officials said Monday. Dr. Musa Jan Sultan, public health director, told Pajhwok...
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Heavy rainfall, flood kill woman, 15 children in Nangarhar

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Aug 01, 2020 - 11:52
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Sixteen people, including 15 children were killed as a result of heavy rainfall and flash flood in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday. Attaullah Khogyani, the governor spokesperson, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Afghanistan headed for a humanitarian disaster

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Jul 31, 2020 - 14:59
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan is headed for a humanitarian disaster as millions of Afghans are being pushed into poverty by the coronavirus, warns a US watchdog. In its quarterly report, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (...
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2 soldiers injured as ANA chopper shot down

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Jul 27, 2020 - 12:30
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Taliban militants shot down an Afghan National Army (ANA) helicopter, injuring two soldiers in southern Helmand province on Monday, an official said.
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