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At Least 50 Dead, Hundreds Missing in Afghan Floods

Local officials say flooding in northern Afghanistan has killed more than 50 people and left hundreds missing. Authorities in the Guzirga i-Nur district of Baghlan province say the death toll is likely to climb. The police chief said many women and children are among the victims. Massive flash floods caused by torrential rains in northern Afghanistan are common in the spring and primitive villages cannot withstand the force of the flooding.

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