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Deadly avalanches in Afghanistan

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Deadly avalanches in Afghanistan


More than 60 people are feared dead after a series of avalanches in Afghanistan.

Some 20 bodies have been recovered and at least 40 people are still missing.

Vehicles were swept into a ravine and people were trapped in their cars in a mountain pass.

One of those injured says it is difficult to know how many died.

“More than 100 vehicles were trapped in the avalanches,” he said. “If one person died from each vehicle, there are 100 victims and if two died from each vehicle there are 200 victims.”

Survivors have been taken to a local hospital, while a search and rescue operation continues. A main road and a tunnel were blocked in the Salang Pass. Some reports said as many as 1500 people were stranded.

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