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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 3rd May 2014 15:11
Rescuers in Afghanistan are sifting through mud for a second day after a landslide that is feared to have buried at least 2,000 people.
The UN said more than 350 bodies had been recovered in the remote north-east Afghan province of Badakhshan.
Hundreds of homes were buried on Friday when a section of a mountain collapsed following torrential rain.
A second landslide then followed, killing the rescuers who had rushed in to help dig people out.
Local police handed out bread and water to the thousands of people who spent the night without shelter.
Much of north and east Afghanistan has been hit by heavy rain in recent days.
'Mass grave'
The provincial governor and UN officials told the BBC that more than 2,000 people were missing, feared dead.
The landslide site is expected to be designated as a mass grave, and a mass funeral is planned for later on Saturday, correspondents say.
Aidan O'Leary, head of UN operations in Kabul, said: "People have been working furiously throughout yesterday afternoon to try and undertake rescue efforts but unfortunately without success.
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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 3rd May 2014 15:21
May Allah forgive thier sins and raise thier status in Jannah.
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