According to a Reuters video, an Afghan national waiting outside the airport said water bottles available outside the airport are being sold for $40 (almost Rs 3000).The evacuation efforts are being sped up by the countries since the blasts raised serious concerns on the safety of the drive. While UK and Spain have already said that are about to end the evacuation drives, there are hundreds of Americans yet to be evacuated from Afghanistan
The August 31 deadline for US troops to withdraw from Afghanistan comes close. Even a day after the multiple blasts outside the airport, thousands of Afghans have returned to the airport to fight a hopeless battle to flee out of the country. Such are the conditions outside the Kabul airport that people have been standing in filthy, stagnant water outside the airport walls to get inside. Meanwhile, prices of essential items like food and water have skyrocketed near the Kabul airport premises as the area gets more crowded every day.On the other hand, thousands of Afghans are still waiting at the gates of the Kabul airport in a desperate bid to flee the Taliban regime.