Afghan officials say a dilapidated dam in a scenic northern valley has crumbled under the weight of heavy summer rains, killing at least 10 people.
The scenic valley, popular with tourists, is located about 140 kilometers, or 95 miles, north of Kabul.
After the dam burst, the floodwaters swept into villages downstream, engulfing homes and sending panicked residents fleeing last night.
Deputy police chief Najim Khan said today that 13 people remain missing in the Khinj district and that here are fears they might have been swept away in the disaster, which also damaged 1,000 hectares, or 2,470 acres, of farmland.
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