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Army Disaster Response Teams Rescue Hundreds Families Trapped in Flood

Army Disaster Response Teams Rescue Hundreds Families Trapped in Flood

KABUL - Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) has rescued dozens of people in Helmand, Zabul and Kandahar provinces during flood triggered by heavy rain and snowfall, a statement from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Sunday.
In addition to their main duties and responsibilities which are ensuring security and peace, and targeting terror groups, security forces responded to humanitarian needs and rescued people stuck in the flood.
Due to the heavy snowfall and rain during the past 24 hours, a number of residential houses were destroyed and people were caught in flood.
Afghan National Army rescue teams responded immediately and rescued families who were trapped.
As per instruction of MoD and General Staff’s leadership, Afghan National Army rescue teams dispatched to the areas where the flood struck.The rescue operation and distribution of humanitarian aids have already begun in the areas.
The flood struck in Maiwand, Dand and Arghistan districts of Kandahar, Shahjoi district of Zabul, Farah districts and Shendand district of Herat. 350 local residents and 100 residential houses were rescued by ANA rescue teams in Dand district of Kandahar. 40 families were provided with medicines and clothing. 21 families were rescued by helicopters in Arghandab district of Zabul. Moreover, 140 ANA forces were dispatched to Farah to respond to the humanitarian needs.
In some districts, ANA forces helped local civilian authorities to reopen roads to traffic.
National Defence and Security Forces are ready to help Afghan people under any circumstances and will not spare any effort in providing assistance for the people in need. (Pajhwok)