At least 15 children and a woman were killed and dozens of houses destroyed as flash floods lashed a village in eastern Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday.
Flooding caused by torrential rains struck a village in Nangarhar province late on Friday, district governor Naimatullah Noorzai told AFP.
He said 16 people, including 15 children aged between one and five years, and a woman were killed.
Four children were also injured and dozens of houses were destroyed, Noorzai said.
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A relief operation was under way to help affected families, with the disaster striking as the country celebrates the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
A spokesman to the governor of Nangarhar province confirmed the death toll.
Torrential downpours, flash floods and harsh winter weather kill scores of people annually in Afghanistan.
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Many poorly built homes, mostly in rural areas, are at risk of collapse during the rains in the impoverished country.
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