Many feared dead in Afghan flash flood

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say many people are feared dead and others are missing in a flash flood in a remote mountainous area near the capital.

Surobi district police chief Shaghasi Ahmadi said that a flash flood Saturday morning in the mountainous region east of Kabul has killed “tens of people” and other are missing.

Ahmadi says an accurate death toll is not available as mud houses were washed away. He says the district’s main hospital was seriously damaged in the flood.

President Hamid Karzai says he was saddened to hear news of the flood.

Surobi has a number of rivers running through it. It is also rife with Taliban activity.

Flash floods are common in the area.

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