News ID: 273457
Published: 0337 GMT August 27, 2020

Iranian Red Crescent Society ready to help flood-hit people in Afghanistan

Iranian Red Crescent Society ready to help flood-hit people in Afghanistan

Head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) said that the body is ready to help flood-hit people in Afghanistan.

He made the remarks in a telephone conversation with Mirwais Akram, deputy chairman of Afghan Red Crescent Society, Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported on Thursday.

While expressing the sympathy of people and government of Iran with the families of victims of violent floods in Afghanistan, the Iranian official reiterated IRCS readiness to offer relief services to flood-stricken people in Afghanistan.

For his part, Akram appreciated Iran’s help for Afghanistan adding that the items required for the flood-hit people will be announced after a meeting on Friday.

It should be noted that the number of casualties and damage caused by floods in Afghanistan is not yet certain, but local officials have stressed that the situation in the flooded areas is "critical".

According to Afghan news sources, the violent floods left at least 100 dead, injured 120 others and destroyed over 500 homes on Wednesday.

Flash floods in Afghanistan killed and injured dozens of people on Wednesday, with the northern province of Parwan being hit the most, said the officials. The head of a hospital in Parwan's regional capital said that the death toll could "double, or even triple" as hundreds of people were still believed to be trapped under collapsed homes.

Earlier in the day, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh expressed sympathy with the government and people of Afghanistan over the killer floods.

In a separate development, Iran's Embassy in Kabul in an announcement on Thursday extended condolences to the Afghan nation and Government over the fatal incident in Iran’s eastern neighboring state.


Resource: MNA
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