16 dead in four provinces amid severe cold wave


Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. — At least 16 people died in four different provinces in the past four days as a result of the severe cold wave in the country.

According to the State Ministry for Disaster Management, these deaths happened in Badghis, Nimroz, Faryab, and Ghazni provinces. More than 3,000 cattle also died due to exposure to the cold weather.

“People are having a lot of problems due to freezing weather in the country,” said Mullah Jan Sayeq, director of Risk Reduction of the State Ministry for Disaster Management.

The Ministry of Transportation and Civil Aviation’s Department of Meteorology said that this year’s temperature is 12 degrees lower than the last year.

The Salang Pass in Parwan province as well as Ghor, and Paktia are among the coldest areas in the country, said the authority.

“The severe cold wave over the past week has affected many areas, particularly the western, northwestern, northern, and northeastern regions, as well as the country’s central regions. According to a review of the weather, the temperature will continue to drop this week and the following week,” said Mohammad Nasim Muradi, the head of meteorology at the Ministry of Transport and Aviation.—Tolonews