15 killed in heavy snowfall in Afghanistan

That 15 people lost their lives and around 30 were injured due to heavy snowfall in different provinces of Afghanistan in the last three days. They also said that about 10,000 cattle have died due to recent snowfall in Balkh and Faryab provinces.

Abdul Kadin, a resident of the Sar-i-Pul area, said that fear has spread among Afghans. Snow continues to fall, many roads are blocked, and traffic is almost at a standstill.
Another resident named Amanullah said that government help is needed very quickly in this situation. Afghanistan has announced the formation of a committee consisting of various ministries. Especially for livestock owners dealing with losses. Authorities have allocated fifty million Afghanis to help livestock owners in Balkh, Jawzhan, Badghis, Faryab, and Herat provinces.
The Taliban-appointed spokesman of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock, Misbahuddin Mustain, said that the committee formed in the province is working quickly. Committees are actively working to open blocked roads, distribute food and fodder to victims, and rescue those trapped after heavy snowfall.

Erfanullah Sharafzoi, a spokesman for the Afghan Red Crescent Society, said winter service workers had already provided aid in provinces such as Badghis, Ghor, Farah, Kandahar, Helmand, Jawazan, and Nuristan. Heavy snowfall has blocked major transport routes, including Salang Girip, and access to various provinces such as Ghor, Badghis, Ghazni, Herat, and Bamiyan.


Ismatullah Muradi, a spokesman for the Faryab provincial governor, said heavy snow in the province had blocked roads in most districts, stranding residents in remote areas. One person died in Chahar Sada district on the Turkmenistan border.