Four killed in eastern Afghanistan flash floods
The deluge on Sunday in Nazan, a district in the province of Nangarhar, washed away farms, homes and about 300 head of livestock, said Shukrullah Khan, a manager at Afghanistan's natural disaster agency.
"Three women and a young boy were killed in the floods," he said.
Last month, floods killed two people in Nangarhar. In late June, five people died in floods in southeastern Khost province. And two weeks earlier flash floods and storms left 48 dead in the country's north and east.
Afghanistan in 2004-2005 suffered its worst winter for a decade after seven years of drought and has little infrastructure to cope with flood waters resulting from storms and melting snow.
However, the impoverished and war-torn country at the weekend offered 100,000 dollars in disaster relief aid to the victims of Hurricane Katrina in the United States.
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