Locals in the provinces of Maidan Wardak, Parwan, Panjshir, and Nangarhar say that the recent floods in central, northern, and eastern Afghanistan severely damaged agricultural fields, highways, and residential structures.
Numerous residential buildings and about 200 acres of agricultural land were devastated by the floodwaters in Parwan province, according to local sources.
The Dara Qom Chaq area’s floods in Parwan province in northern Afghanistan have suffered the most damage, according to Qari Abdul Ghafar Haydari, Taliban district governor.
Local sources in Maidan Wardak province, in central Afghanistan, in addition, indicate that the floods have damaged hundreds of acres of agricultural land as well as a substantial amount of crops.
Earlier this year, flooding in this province destroyed agricultural fields and residential properties.
Sources from Panjshir province, in northern Afghanistan, said yesterday that the flood had closed down the province’s highway to traffic and had destroyed agricultural fields.
Residents in Jalalabad, the capital of the province of Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan, have reported that the Kabul-Jalalabad highway was flooded by water today, Sunday, 24th July.
The effort to reopen the highway has reportedly started, according to Qari Hanzala Malang, provincial Director of Transportation in Nangarhar.
Natural calamities in Afghanistan this year, including devastating floods and earthquakes, caused irreparable economic and human losses all over the country.