File photo of floods in Afghanistan in 2019.

(Xinhua/Rahmat Alizadah/IANS)

At least 40 people have been killed and several others were reported missing after flash floods hit a village in Afghanistan’s Nuristan province, an official said.

“The floods on Thursday triggered by heavy rain engulfed the Mirdesh village in Kamdesh district. The initial information showed that local villagers found 40 bodies while many others were still missing,” the provincial official told Xinhua news agency.

Nearly all the houses in the village were affected by the floods, he said, adding that the waters also swept away cattle, destroyed agricultural lands and also demolished a large part of a road in Kamdesh bordering Pakistan, resulting in its closure.

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