Flash floods kill 21 near Afghan capital: Official
KABUL (AFP) - Flash floods triggered by heavy rain and hail storms killed more than 20 people on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghan officials said on Sunday, with a mosque, houses and farmland also damaged.
The flooding hit the Shakardara and Paghman districts to the north and west of Kabul after the unseasonal rains left knee-deep water across many parts of the war-battered city.
"Twenty people, including several children and a woman, were killed in Shakardara," Ghulam Farooq, an official at the National Disaster Management Authority, told AFP.
"One person was killed in Paghman and more than 20 houses destroyed in Kabul city."