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Deadly floods hit Afghan wedding

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 - 00:47

May 8 - At least 25 are killed and dozens more missing after flash floods swamped a wedding party in northern Afghanistan. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION At least 25 people have been killed and more than 80 were still missing after flash floods hit a wedding party in northern Afghanistan late on Sunday (May 6). Abdul Jabar Haqbin, governor of Sar-e-Pul province, told Reuters that most of the victims were guests at the wedding. Government officials and relatives of the victims attended an open air funeral on Monday (May 7). Army helicopters were also seen delivering aid to the families of the victims. Afghan President Hamid Karzai expressed his sympathy with the victims' families in a statement and called on officials to provide help and emergency relief.

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Deadly floods hit Afghan wedding

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 - 00:47