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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Afghanistan avalanches kill at least 36 in central regions

By GHANIZADA - Wed Feb 29, 10:12 am

According to local officials in central Bamiyan and Daikundi provinces of Afghanistan, at least 36 Afghans were killed following winter freeze and avallanche incidents in these regions.
Provincial governor for Daikundi province Salman Ali Uruzgani said, at least 11 people were killed and 5 others were injured following avalanche breakups in various regions of Daikundi province.

He also added, two Afghan women and eight Afghan kids were also killed following winter feeze in this province.

Daikundi provincial governor Salman Ali Uruzgani also said, the highway between Daikundi to Neeli was closed until Tuesday.

In the meantime Bamiyan provincial governor Habiba Surabi said, at least 15 people suffered from avalanche in this province.

Provincial officials in Bamiyan province earlier also announced at least 30,000 Afghan families in 240 villages were threatened by shortage of drinking water.

Bamiyan governor Habiba Surabi warned of a catastrophe in this province if the central government does not take actions.

She urged the Natural Disasters Department to step up actions for resolving the issues of this province but officials in Natural Disasters Department said the such issues will be resolved by Rural Development Ministry.

According to reports, highways between Daikundi and Bamiyan provinces have been blocked due to heavy snow fall, which has affected the food prices as well.

Khaama Press

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