14 dead in Afghanistan avalanche

At least 14 people were killed following a major avalanche in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, officials said on Friday.

Updated Mar 05, 2021 09:54 AM

14 dead in Afghanistan avalanche

The avalanche took place in Zarandab village, Raghistan district, on Thursday, reports TOLO News.

A provincial spokesperson said that five more people were wounded.

He said that although the area is under Taliban control, efforts were underway to help those trapped.

In 2017, a series of avalanches that struck villages on the AfghanistanPakistan border between February 4 and 6, 2017, killed more than 100 people.

At least 310 people were killed in deadly avalanches that struck Panjshir province in 2015.

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