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
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 12, 2020 Nineteen people have been reported killed as a result of extreme winter weather in parts of Afghanistan, officials said. Officials told RFE/RL on January 12 that the victims were killed the previous day in Herat, Kandahar, and Helmand provinces amid heavy snowfall and low temperatures. The overall death
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).
Ariana: Flash floods killed two people and wounded two others in central Parwan province, a local official confirmed. Wahida Shahkar, a spokesperson for the provincial governor told Ariana News that heavy rains caused flash floods at Tajikan area of Jabal Saraj district on Sunday evening. Click here to read more (external link).
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan April 16, 2019 KABUL — Torrential rains and flooding have swept across much of Afghanistan, killing at least five people, destroying and damaging hundreds of houses, and sweeping away livestock, officials say. Hashmat Bahaduri, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), said that heavy rains and flooding have
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
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
RFE/RL’s Afghan Service November 25, 2016 Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall have killed at least 20 people, mostly children, this week in a remote northern province in Afghanistan, local officials say. The deaths occurred in the rural Darzab district of the Jawzjan Province, district Governor Rahmatullah Hashar told RFE/RL on November 25. Hashar said all