In accordance with Ahmad Tameem Azimi, spokesman of the ministry for catastrophe administration, seven individuals stay lacking following the avalanches in central Daykundi province on Thursday whereas 10 had been injured.
The 21 killed had been all from two households within the space, Azimi mentioned. No less than 50 homes had been destroyed. Azimi added that search-and-rescue groups have been working since Thursday to search out the lacking and assist the victims.
He mentioned the loss of life toll was anticipated to climb with cold weather and tough circumstances hampering rescue efforts. Most highways have been closed for weeks, because of heavy snowfall and fears of avalanches.
This winter in Afghanistan has been harsh, with heavy snowfall, avalanches, and flash flooding. Thursday’s deaths carry the loss of life toll from avalanches and flash floods in the country in the past two months to 72. Scores have additionally been injured…