Afghanistan avalanche 'kills at least 50'

By AFP
Published: February 5, 2017
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Afghan men carry the body of a victim of avalanches after funeral prayers in Khench district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on February 26, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Afghan men carry the body of a victim of avalanches after funeral prayers in Khench district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul on February 26, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

KABUL: At least 50 people were killed after a remote Afghan village was buried under a massive avalanche, an official said Sunday, warning the death toll could rise further.

The disaster in northeastern Nuristan province followed three days of heavy snow across Afghanistan which has killed 54 people elsewhere in the country, officials said.

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  • Bunny Rabbit
    Feb 6, 2017 - 12:38PM

    I pity the Afghanistanis – Caught the devil ( political turmoil ) and the deep sea ( weather ) Recommend

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