Heavy rains cause flash floods, killing 31 people in Afghanistan

Heavy rains set off flash floods that killed at least 31 people and left dozens missing in northern Afghanistan

Several more villagers have gone missing, the official said.

The exact number of casualties and property damages have yet to be determined, the official said.

More than 200 people have been killed and scores of others injured due to torrential rains and flooding in Afghanistan over the past months.

The flash floods swept away dozens of homes in the three affected districts in Parwan.

The province is ringed by mountainous and more often witnesses floods from heavy rains.

The local weather department said more rains were expected in the coming days in most of Afghanistan's 34 provinces.