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Fresh Badakhshan avalanches claim four lives


Fresh Badakhshan avalanches claim four lives

Feb 18, 2017 - 16:52

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least four people have died and eight others injured in snow avalanches in three districts of northeastern Badakhshan province, public representatives said Saturday.

Provincial council secretary Ahmad Javid Javid said two people lost their lives to avalanches in Makatai area of Kohistan district.

A third person was killed and three others injured in another avalanche in Khambavi area of the district.

Farhnaz Pamiri, a provincial council member, said one person was killed and two others injured in Shaghnan district of Badakhshan.

She said 73 families had been displaced and roads from the centre district to villages had been closed by heavy snowfalls.

Sayed Abdullah Dehqan, the Natural Disasters Management Authority head for Badakhshan, confirmed four people were killed and eight others injured in avalanches in three districts in the past two days.

He said needed aid would be distributed to the affected families by the emergency committee as soon as possible.