8 May 2012

Wedding party hit by flash flood

5:05 am on 8 May 2012

At least 22 people were killed and about 80 are still missing after a flash flood hit Sar-e Pol province in northern Afghanistan.

Floodwaters deluged a wedding party in Deh Mordan village when Sang Charak district was flooded on Sunday night.

A provincial council member told the BBC President Hamid Karzai sent two helicopters to assist rescue efforts.