Saturday 24th February 2024

4 of Afghan family dead in avalanche

Published on : 13 February, 2020 11:41 am

Four members of a family had been killed, one injured while two others went missing after avalanche hit a village in Afghanistan’s central Daykundi province, provincial government spokesperson said Thursday. “The incident occurred in Hessar village of remote Miramur district. A seven-member-family was affected as their house buried by the avalanche late on Wednesday,” spokesperson Sakina Ehsani told Xinhua.

Local villagers found bodies of four and rescued the injured member of the family while two people are still missing, the spokesperson noted. The Wednesday’s death has brought to seven the number of people who lost their lives in avalanches in the province, 290 km west of the country’s capital, Kabul.

On the same day, a shepherd lost his live after in an incident of avalanche which also buried over 60 sheep in a remote area between Daykundi and neighboring Bamyan province, according to Ehsani. Heavy rains and snow had been pounding most Afghan provinces for the last few days.

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