JALALABAD (PAN): Heavy rains, flood and hailstorms overnight caused huge financial losses to three southwestern districts of the eastern Nangarhar provinces. Local residents said flood had damaged Momandri, Ghanikhel and Dorbaba. Per Bakhsh Gardiwal, member for Wolesi Jirga (lower house), told Pajhwok Afghan News that the region was inundated by overnight downpour and hailstorms. He said 110 homes and several animals were swept away in the flood. Gardiwal demanded of government and welfare NGOs to deliver emergency aid in the area. Col Ghafur, spokesman for provincial headquarters, said a checkpoint and valuable were also washed away in the flood. Qari Abdul Wahadb, a local resident, told this news agency that hailstorm had destroyed their crops. Dozens animals were also washed away in near villages, he added.
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