A military helicopter drops off supplies and aid for those affected by floods in the Gozargah-e Noor district of Baghlan province June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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Rescuers scrambled Sunday to deliver food and medical supplies to Afghan families marooned on mountaintops after flash floods killed 80 people in a remote northern district, washing away hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee.The death toll was expected to rise, with scores of people said to be missing in the mountainous district of Baghlan province after torrential rains unleashed the floods Friday.The floods come a month after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried a village and killed 300 people in a nearby region.Basharat said the death toll had climbed to 80 . The Afghan army, he added, was battling to deliver aid to the affected families, many of whom had fled to mountaintops in order to escape flood waters.
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