Listen Live on  
 

KTRH

Houston's News, Weather & Traffic Station
 
 

Hundreds Killed In Afghanistan Landslide, Thousands Missing

 
Hundreds Killed In Afghanistan Landslide, Thousands Missing
Posted May 3rd, 2014 @ 5:39am by KTRH’s Chelle Fox

According to officials, in the wake of a massive landslide, rescuers and hundreds of residents are desperately trying to aide people in a small village in northeastern Afghanistan.  At this time the United Nations estimates that the landslide has killed at least 350 people and there are reports of 2,000 people still missing. 

Additional rescuers have struggled to reach the remote area to help with the search.  Abdullah Homayun Dehqan, the Director of Badakshan province's National Disaster Department, says hundreds of people have gathered in the area struck by the landslide Friday with shovels to help search and dig.  Desperate to find their loved ones, some are reportedly digging with their bare hands. 

Officials say heavy rains were a factor in the deadly landslide and they fear another may strike soon.

 

Recommended Stories

*