Avalance hits Afghanistan: More than 100 dead


Avalance hits Afghanistan: More than 100 dead

Kabul: Afghanistan and Avalanche! Might sound paradoxical but a series of avalanches has struck north of the Afghan capital, Kabul, leaving at least 90 dead, officials have said.

Heavy snow in recent days in Panjshir province and the Salang Pass has blocked roads, cut off villages and caused several avalanches.

Acting provincial governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri said that least 100 homes had been destroyed.

Avalanches are relatively common in the area, with dozens dying in major incidents in 2010 and 2012.

But the governor said Panjshir province had not seen avalanches on this level for three decades.

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