8 dead, 16 injured in Badakhshan avalanche
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Eight people have been killed and 16 others injured in an avalanche in Shahr-e-Bozerg district of northeastern Badakhshan province, the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said on Monday
Syed Humayun Dehqan, the (ANDMA) head, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened Sunday afternoon when some workers were passing through Wandiyan village
He said eight people were killed and 16 others injured in the incident. Eight of the wounded individuals are said to be in critical condition
The dead bodies and injured were retrieved by a local rescue team. The victims were later evacuated to hospital, he added
He added another team from the (ANDMA) directorate and allied organisations was on the way to provide cash assistance to families of the injured and dead
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