Disasters kill scores

KABUL - Floods and avalanches killed scores of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials said yesterday, as heavy rains destroyed villages, flooded farmland and drove hundreds from their homes.

KABUL - Floods and avalanches killed scores of people in Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials said yesterday, as heavy rains destroyed villages, flooded farmland and drove hundreds from their homes.

At least 30 people died in the central Afghan province of Daikundi and seven in Herat, in the west, on Saturday. Another 11 died elsewhere in the country, government officials said.

"Six hundred people urgently need to be evacuated by air and are exposed to danger from rising waters in Uruzgan province," a ministry official said, referring to a southern district. - Reuters

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