Flooding Kills Dozens In Northern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 7, 2014) 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.

He said 54 bodies have been recovered, including the remains of women and children, but said 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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