KABUL (AA) – At least 24 people have died because of cold weather in Afghanistan, local media reported on Monday. Some of whom were even frozen to death.
In various parts of poverty-stricken Afghanistan where there are extreme cold weather conditions, misery and suffering reigns supreme.
According to the media, four children were among five who died in northwestern Badgis province. Four drug addicts living on the streets in western Herat also perished, five in southeastern Khost province, and 10 in northern provinces, including Baghlan, Faryab, Jowzjan, and Sar-e Pol.
These people died as a result of extreme cold weather, associated ailments and incidents.
Hundreds of people have been brought to hospitals with hypothermia, while thousands of animals have died in the chilly weather.
A big number of low-income Afghans cannot afford even wood and coal to ward off the brutal cold.