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Afghan officials: Dilapidated dam crumbles, at least 10 die

AP  |  Kabul 

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.

Omar Mohammadi, a for the ministry for humanitarian assistance, said that along with the 10 killed, about 300 houses were completely destroyed in the

The scenic valley, popular with tourists, is located about 140 kilometers, or 95 miles, north of

After the dam burst, the floodwaters swept into villages downstream, engulfing homes and sending panicked residents fleeing last night.

said today that 13 people remain missing in the 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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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 11:50 IST