Death toll in Afghanistan floods rises to 151, says Taliban interior ministry

By Thomson Reuters May 11, 2024 | 4:59 AM

KABUL (Reuters) – The official death toll from devastating flash floods in northern Afghanistan has risen to 151 people, the Taliban’s interior ministry said on Saturday.

At least 135 people have been injured in the flooding, induced by heavy rain on Friday, ministry spokesman Abdul Mateen Qaniee told Reuters.

(Reporting by Mohammad Yunus Yawar in Kabul; Writing by Charlotte Greenfield; editing by William Mallard)