More than 150 killed in Afghanistan flash floods

Alfa Ali

At least 153 people have been killed in flash floods caused by heavy rains in northern Afghanistan, the Taliban interior ministry said.

On Saturday, ministry spokesperson Abdul Mateen Qani said the number of injured was 138 in three provinces, Reuters reported.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said the floods have killed more than 300 people in the worst-hit province of Baghlan, where more than 1,000 homes have been destroyed.

WFP said it was distributing fortified biscuits to the survivors of one of the many floods that hit the country over the past few weeks.

Heavy rains on Friday led to flooding in several areas of the country, with fears of the death toll rising.