Flash Flood In North Afghanistan Kills At Least 27

By: AP
By: AP

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A flash flood has swept through villages in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 27 people.

It was the second major flood reported this week in the north.

The governor of Takhar province, Abdul Jabar Taqwa, says a powerful wave of water broke through a dam early Friday morning, washed down a valley and damaged several villages.

He says the flood occurred in Ishkamish district, a remote mountainous area that he says can be only accessed by helicopter.

Earlier this week, high water flooded Dhy Marda village in Sari Pul province, killing 21 people -- many of them members of a wedding party.

That flood destroyed at least 45 homes and damaged another 150.

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