Pak-Afganistan Avalanche: Death Toll More Than 100


Kabul, Islamabad: The death toll from three days of heavy snow fall across Afghanistan and Pakistan has risen over 100 after the heavy snow fall and avalanche which hits both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

“Avalanches have buried two entire villages,” a spokesman for the Afghan ministry of natural disaster told news agency AFP of the Barg Matal area in Nuristan.

The neighbouring mountainous province of Badakhshan was also badly hit by snow storms.
Rescuers are experiencing difficulty reaching trapped people, because of bad weather and snow-blocked roads.

The main international airport in Kabul has also been closed because of snow and ice on the runway.

On Kabul-Kandahar highway, police and soldiers rescued some trapped 250 vehicles.