Friday, August 28, 2020
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday extended condolences to the government and people of Afghanistan for the loss of precious lives and material damage due to heavy rains in Parwan province.
“We stand in solidarity with Afghanistan in this hour of grief and pray for the recovery of missing people,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.
On Wednesday, rescue workers in Afghanistan were reported busy in a search for survivors of flash floods that killed more than 100 people and destroyed hundreds of houses near Kabul.
Troops pulled dozens of victims from the rubble of collapsed buildings in Charikar, capital of Parwan province, after torrential overnight rains fuelled fierce floods that swept through the city.
Officials and witnesses had said many children were among the dead.
Afghanistan's state minister for disaster management had said the death toll from the floods had risen to 100, with about 100 other people injured and nearly 500 houses destroyed.
In parts of Charikar, anxious residents gathered to see if rescue workers using heavy machinery would be able to pull loved ones from the wreckage.
Many residents stood on rooftops under continued heavy rain, holding on to their salvaged belongings.