Mudslide Afghanistan

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Published Thursday, July 19, 2018

A large mudslide triggered by melting snow destroyed nearly 300 homes in northeastern Afghanistan on Wednesday night, July 11, 2018, killing at least 10 people. The area is known for its snow-capped peaks.

The slide took place after a mountain lake in Panjshir overflowed, sending water and mud cascading over Peshghor village in Khenj district, Omar Mohammadi, spokesman for the disaster management ministry told AFP.

Mohammadi said villagers were using shovels and other tools desperately searching for survivors before rescue teams arrived. "We have deployed everything at hand to help the people," Mohammadi said.

Nearly 300 homes were destroyed and at least 10 people have lost their lives.
Source: DORRIS

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Mudslide Afghanistan Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 30 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Geo
Response: Shelter
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 10

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