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More than 50 dead in Afghan flooding

An Afghan family looks out of a broken window in a building damaged during a bomb attack in Kabul June 6, 2014. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

KABUL: A provincial official says flooding in northern Afghanistan has claimed more than 50 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes.

Lt. Fazel Rahman, the police chief in the Guzirga i-Nur district of Baghlan province, said Saturday that 54 bodies have been recovered, including the remains of women and children, but many others are still missing. He said the death toll could climb to 100 and called for emergency assistance from the government.

 

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