8am: At least 11 people were killed and 23 others were injured due to floods and snowstorms across the country. This statistic has been recorded across the country for the past three days after the floods, the Taliban-affiliated news agency Bakhtar reported on (Wednesday, January 5th). Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: Reports of the epic storm first emerged from the northern Balkh province of Afghanistan and eventually covering other provinces including Baghlan and Sar-e-Pul. There are also reports the epic storm covered the northern Kunduz and northeastern Takhar provinces of the country. The storm cut power in some parts of Balkh province besides closing the main
1TV: Two children were killed when park goers ran for cover during a heavy hailstorm in Afghanistan’s western Herat province. Eight other people were severely injured in the incident which happened at women’s park in the provincial capital city, also Herat late Wednesday. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Meteorological organizations have warned the public to brace themselves for heavy rain in parts of Afghanistan over the next few days, with temperatures also expected to drop to the single digits. Officials from Afghanistan’s meteorological department warned people in the northern areas to take necessary precautions. Sayed Reza Musawi, head of Afghanistan’s Meteorological Department said: