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14 dead in Afghanistan avalanche

Friday - March 5, 2021 3:24 pm , Category : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Kabul, March 5 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed following a major avalanche in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, officials said on Friday.
The avalanche took place in Zarandab village, Raghistan district, on Thursday, reports TOLO News.
A provincial spokesperson said that five more people were wounded.
He said that although the area is under Taliban control, efforts were underway to help those trapped.
In 2017, a series of avalanches that struck villages on the Afghanistan–Pakistan border between February 4 and 6, 2017, killed more than 100 people.
At least 310 people were killed in deadly avalanches that struck Panjshir province in 2015.

--IANS ksk/