8am: At least 20 people lost their lives due to the snowslide in Kunar province, local sources confirm. The incident took place in the Dangam district of Kunar on Sunday evening, according to the sources. Click here to read more (external link).
8am: According to reports, the first snowfall this year in the Salang Pass, through which the Kabul-North highway passes, started at 10:00 pm on Thursday night and continues to this day. The Salang Pass is closed to trucks for this reason. Click here to read more (external link).
Press TV January 15, 2020 Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has claimed lives of more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, local officials say. Search teams found the bodies of 14 people buried by avalanches and heavy snowfall in Pakistani-administered Kashmir Wednesday, with harsh weather hampering rescuers as they race
1TV: Feet of snow have fallen on Salang Pass which connects Afghanistan’s northern provinces to capital Kabul. Snow and rain has been falling in the region for the last three days, just two weeks after the start of fall. Click here to read more (external link).
Reuters: At least 20 people including children were killed in southern Afghanistan by flash floods that engulfed up to 2,000 homes and swept away cars, the U.N. agency coordinating relief efforts said on Saturday. Heavy rains struck Kandahar city and six districts on Friday, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in
Tolo News: At least eight people were killed Sunday night when avalanches hit Shahr-e-Bozorg district of Badakhshan province, local officials said on Monday. The incident took place in Shakhya Par village of the Shahr-e-Bozorg district and injured eight other villagers, officials said. The avalanches took place after the province experienced heavy snow falls on the 10th
Al Jazeera: At least 25 people have been killed by snowstorms and avalanches in northern Afghanistan, more than a week after more than 100 people died due to heavy snowfall across the country, according to an official. Northern Faryab province bore the brunt of freezing temperatures and heavy snow on Sunday. Click here to read more (external
Press TV February 7, 2017 Afghan authorities have confirmed at least 119 deaths after avalanches buried entire villages in the north, east and central parts of the country. Meanwhile, civilian and government rescue workers are trying desperately to dig out possible survivors. Army helicopters were dispatched to the affected mountainous areas on Tuesday to deliver
Ayaz Gul / VOA News February 5, 2017 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Officials in Afghanistan say an avalanche caused by heavy snowfall struck a remote village Sunday in the eastern province of Nuristan, killing at least 50 people, and raising the nationwide death toll in the past three days to nearly 100 in such incidents. Another avalanche
Press TV January 26, 2017 At least 27 children have lost their lives due to freezing temperatures in northern Afghanistan, officials say. The children, all under the age of five, were killed in the remote district of Darzab in Jawzjan Province over the last two or three days, said District Governor Rahmatullah Hashar on Thursday,