Flash floods in southern Afghanistan kill 30, injure 300

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Flash floods that roared through southern Afghanistan killed at least 30 people and injured 300, Afghan officials and aid workers said Sunday.
Relentless rains over the past week caused severe flooding in several poor farming villages in the provinces of Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul and Nimroz, officials said.
United Nations officials in neighboring Pakistan say they have received reports that about 300 people have been hospitalized with injuries suffered in the flash floods.
Dozens more people are suffering from respiratory and stomach ailments, the result of inadequate shelter and clean drinking water, the officials said.