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3 people die in Badakhshan snowstorm

3 people die in Badakhshan snowstorm

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19 Jan 2022 - 15:08
3 people die in Badakhshan snowstorm
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19 Jan 2022 - 15:08

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials in northeastern Badakhshan province say snowstorm killed three people in the province while five others trapped in snow have been rescued by locals and security personnel.

Moazuddin Ahmadi, Badakhshan information and culture director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a snowstorm in ​​Patir village in Raghistan district of the province killed three people early on Tuesday.

He said five other people who had been trapped in the snow were rescued by locals and security officials in the district.

MahbobRahmanTalaat, one of the influential people in the area, said, “These people were going to Sangab area for washing gold out of sands, but they were trapped in snow and three of them were killed and five others injured as a result”

He added that the health condition of the survivors was stable and improving.

“It has been snowing heavily in the area since Tuesday and locals cannot get out of their homes,” Talaat said.

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