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4 people killed, 8 wounded in Badakhshan avalanches

4 people killed, 8 wounded in Badakhshan avalanches

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12 Feb 2023 - 17:59
4 people killed, 8 wounded in Badakhshan avalanches
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12 Feb 2023 - 17:59

FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Four people have been killed and eight others wounded as a result of recent avalanches in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Sunday.

Maulvi Mohammad Akram Akbari, director of Natural Disaster Management, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “Four people died and eight others hit by the recent five days avalanches in Yawan and Raghistan districts.”

He said the avalanches also closed the roads of 10 provinces to Faizabad City, the provincial capital.

Hayatullah Almas, administrative chief for Raghistan, told Pajhwok: “The road of the district lead to Faizabad city has been shut and it hinder access of residents to health serves, drinking water and essential food items.

On the other hand, Mahaz Ahmad, a spokesman for the information and culture department, said the clearing operation on the roads was underway.

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