More than 100 people were killed and dozens of houses washed away when heavy rain and floods hit northern Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday.

“Powerful wind, heavy rain and hailstones caused floods in Gazargah-e-Noor district of Baghlan province Friday night killing more than 100 people and injuring around 100 others within an hour,” Xinhua quoted the official as saying.

All roads leading to Guzirga i-Nur district have been destroyed or badly damaged, the official said.

He also added that the local residents are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

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