Wednesday, 11 September 2013

4 killed, 20 missing as flood landslide hit Afghanistan

Four people lost their lives and 20 others went missing as flood and landslide hit a mountainous village in Zibak district of the northeast Badakhshan province on Tuesday, a local official said Wednesday.

"A heavy flood which triggered landslide hit Askitol village in Zibak district yesterday which claimed four lives and 20 others including women and children have gone missing," the governor of Zibak district, Mir Ahmad Shah Zigham told Xinhua.

The natural disaster had also washed away 34 houses, 140 head cattle and destroyed 100 acres farmlands and several gardens, the official added.

He also added that rescue operations are underway to recover the possible dead bodies.

Wednesday 11 September 2013


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