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8 dead, 16 injured in Badakhshan avalanche


8 dead, 16 injured in Badakhshan avalanche

Mar 13, 2017 - 14:02

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Eight people have been killed and 16 others injured in an avalanche in Shahr-e-Bozerg district of northeastern Badakhshan province, the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said on Monday

Syed Humayun Dehqan, the (ANDMA) head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened Sunday afternoon when some workers were passing through Wandiyan village

He said eight people were killed and 16 others injured in the incident. Eight of the wounded individuals are said to be in critical condition

The dead bodies and injured were retrieved by a local rescue team. The victims were later evacuated to hospital, he added

He added another team from the (ANDMA) directorate and allied organisations was on the way to provide cash assistance to families of the injured and dead