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Afghanistan landslide kills hundreds, more than 2,000 missing Updated: 2014-05-03 19:27:28 KST

Afghanistan landslide kills hundreds, more than 2,000 missing
Hundreds of people have been killed and more than two-thousand are missing after a landslide wiped out a village in a mountainous area of north-east Afghanistan.
Officials say there's little hope of finding anyone alive given the scale of the disaster.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs put the number of fatalities at 3-hundred-50 but admits it may take some time before the full extent of the damage is known.
The landslide came as much of north and east Afghanistan has been hit by heavy rain in recent days.
Police have been handing out bread and water to the thousands of people who spent the night without shelter.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered officials to start emergency relief efforts immediately to reach the village.

fatboyme (USA) 2014-05-05 21:59:16 KST    


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