Flash floods kill 100 in Afghan city

CHARIKAR (HRNW) – Rescue workers in Afghanistan searched Wednesday for survivors of flash floods that killed at least 100 people and destroyed hundreds of houses in a city north of Kabul, officials said.

Troops pulled dozens of victims from the rubble of collapsed buildings in Charikar, capital of Parwan province, after torrential overnight rains fuelled fierce floods that swept through the city.

Officials and witnesses said many children were among the dead.

When the flood hit, the house collapsed on them. Eleven members of my family were killed, most of them my nieces and nephews.

Piles of rocks from destroyed buildings were scattered across the city, with roads blocked by mud and debris and cars flipped on their side.

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