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UNDRO 92/0634
AFGHANISTAN FLASH FLOODS
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
4 SEPTEMBER 1992

SITUATION

1. ON 3 SEPTEMBER 1992 EARLY IN THE MORNING FLASH FLOODS HIT AFGHAN HINDUKUSH MOUNTAINS. TORRENTS OF MUD AND BOLDERS CRASHED DOWN THREE RIVER VALLEYS. TIDAL WAVE WAS REPORTED TO BE UP 9 METRES (30 FT) HIGH AFFECTING A STRETCH OF 30 KM ALONG THE SALANG, GHORBAND AND SHUTUL VALLEYS. THE TOWN OF GULBAHAR, 75 KM NORTH OF KABUL, AT THE JUNCTION OF PANJSHER AND SHUTUL RIVERS WAS HIT.