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More than 2,100 confirmed dead in Afghanistan landslide

Bishkek (AKIpress) - Afghan landslide More than 2,100 are confirmed to have been killed after a landslide crashed into a remote mountain village in northeast Afghanistan, The Star reported citing spokesman for the Badakhshan provincial governor Naweed Forotan.

There is a risk of further landslides in the area, officials say.

Huge landslides caused by heavy rainfall buried hundreds of houses in a remote area of north-eastern Afghanistan on Friday. The disaster is one of the worst to hit the country in at least a decade.

Weeks of steady rain softened the hillside above the village of Abi Barak in the Argo district of Badakhshan, near the borders with China and Tajikistan. Officials said one part of the hill gave way around 11 am, burying about 300 houses – by some estimates nearly half the village – in a mass of sodden mud. Neighbors who rushed to help were buried when a second part of the hill slid a short time later.


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