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Badakhshan lightning leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

Badakhshan lightning leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

May 07, 2017 - 12:29

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): One individual has been killed and three others have been wounded as a result of lightning in northeastern Badakhshan province, official said on Sunday.

Syed Humayun Dehqan, Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) head, said one house was destroyed due to flooding and bolt in the Zeno village of Kohistan district.

He said one member of the house was killed and three others were injured. Many houses were damaged by flood in Shuhada district, but the official was unaware of casualties.

A relief team has been despatched to the area to survey losses and identify the people in need of assistance.