MoD dispatches team to rescue Panjsher affected families (Video)
KABUL (PAJHWOK): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) dispatched a team to central Panjsher province, which helped rescue a number of families trapped by avalanches.
Over 260 people were killed and 100 others wounded in the latest wave of blizzards and avalanches in parts of the country, including the worst-hit Panjsher province.
The statement said that the ministry had dispatched 24 more flights yesterday to rescue marooned people. It said that the rescue team consisted of 71 members.
However, the statement did not share exact figures of those rescued. The relief goods sent to Panjsher included blankets, edible and non-edible stuff to be distributed among the affected families.
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