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Death Toll Rises to 43 in Afghan Avalanche

Posted March 7th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities say the death toll from Monday’s avalanche in northern Afghanistan has risen to 43 people. Rescuers in Badakhshan province are still shoveling through deep snow in the search for victims from the disaster that buried an entire village of some 200 people. A day earlier, Afghan army helicopters had descended on the area to […]

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Avalanche Kills 37 in Afghanistan

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescuers in northern Afghanistan shoveled through deep snow searching for victims of Monday’s avalanche that buried an entire village, killing at least 37 people. Authorities in Badakhshan province say they fear the death toll will rise as dozens of villagers remain trapped under the snow. Afghan army helicopters descended on the remote village of around […]

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Death Toll From Afghan Avalanches Hits 28

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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The death toll from avalanches in northeastern Afghanistan has hit at least 28. Officials in Badakhshan province said Thursday that more than 40 other people have been injured since heavy snowfall triggered avalanches earlier this week. Rescuers were still struggling to reach parts of the mountainous region that remain cut off by snow measuring up […]

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Avalanches Kill 14 in Afghanistan

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Avalanches have killed at least 14 people in a mountainous region of northeastern Afghanistan. Authorities said Tuesday that heavy snowfall has also blocked roads in Badakhshan province, making many districts inaccessible. Rescue teams were working to get to stranded residents. Heavy snowfall and avalanches are common during Afghanistan’s harsh winters. In 2010, avalanches killed more […]

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