More than 100 killed in Afghan avalanches

Avalanches triggered by heavy snow have killed more than 100 people in mountainous areas of Afghanistan and the death toll is expected to rise, officials said on Wednesday.

Most of the victims were in Panjshir province north of the capital Kabul, where 95 bodies were recovered according to acting governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri.

The avalanches after two days of heavy snow destroyed more than 100 homes in the province and blocked main roads, making it difficult for rescue workers to reach the stricken villages.

“Ordinary people and government employees are using shovels and bare hands to rescue those who are still trapped under the snow,” Kabiri said.

The death toll could rise unless the central government and relief organisations sent emergency assistance soon, he warned.
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Source News: Gulf Times