Kabul, Afghanistan (BBN)– Flooding caused by heavy rains killed more than 100 people in three provinces of northern Afghanistan, disaster officials said Friday.

Dozens are still missing after the flooding Thursday night in Jawzjan, Faryab and Sar-e-Pul provinces, Afghanistan's Natural Disaster Management Agency said.
In Jawzjan province, more than 100 people have been injured and over 30 villages remain underwater, said Gen. Faqir Mohammad, the local police chief, according to CNN report.

He warned that the number of casualties may rise as the flooding continues.

In Faryab province, flooding has killed 40 people, injured dozens and left 10,000 domestic animals dead, deputy provincial governor Abdulsatar Barez said.
Witnesses reported seeing people climbing trees to save themselves from the rising water.

On the other hand, BBC Uzbek's Navid Nazari, reporting from the flood-hit areas, was told by one woman that she was taken by surprise by the flash flood just after reading evening prayers. She lost two of her children.

Heavy rain and storms on Thursday night created a perilous situation for villagers whose homes are largely built out of mud.

Three remote districts in the province were particularly badly affected, the governor told the BBC.
BBN/SSR/AD-25Apr14-11:40 pm (BST)