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Accidents & Disasters

7 killed, 4 injured in Nangarhar flooding

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Mar 02, 2015 - 19:14
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seven people died and hundreds of homes were washed away when flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept through eastern Nangarhar province, the governor’s house said on Monday.
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1 million collected in Khost for avalanche-hit families

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Mar 02, 2015 - 18:55
KHOST CITY /KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Businessmen in southeastern Khost province collected one million afghanis donation for victims of natural disasters across the country, while similar campaign was underway in southern Kandahar province, officials said on Monday.
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Govt must ready to cope with floods: CEO

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Mar 02, 2015 - 16:06
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said recent avalanches and flooding claimed 300 precious lives nationwide and directed the Emergency Response Committee (ERC) to intensify efforts at coping with fresh...
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Snow keeps thousands stuck in Bamyan

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Mar 02, 2015 - 15:23
BAMAYAN CITY (Pajhwok): Thousands of people have been trapped in their homes over the past one month by heavy snowfall in Waras district of central Bamyan province, officials said on Monday. Local officials warned patients in Pachandor and Aspigho...
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3 more dead, 15 hurt in fresh avalanches

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Mar 02, 2015 - 14:26
PARAKH (Pajhwok): Three more persons have been died as a result of avalanches in Abshar district of central Panjsher and norhtern Baghlan provinces, officials said Monday. Panjsher acting Governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri told Pajhwok Afghan News two...
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MoD dispatches team to rescue Panjsher affected families (Video)

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Mar 02, 2015 - 12:46
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...
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278 dead in avalanches, flooding: MoI

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Mar 01, 2015 - 19:37
KABUL (Pajhwok): In latest blizzards and incessant rains in Afghanistan, at least 278 persons lost their lives and 134 more wounded, the spokesman of the Ministry of Interior said on Sunday.
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MoD dispatches team to rescue Panjsher affected families

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Mar 01, 2015 - 13:24
KABUL (PAJHWOK): The Ministry of Defense (MoD) dispatched a team to central Panjsher province, which helped rescue a number of families trapped by avalanches.
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Call to rescue marooned families in avalanche-hit areas

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Feb 28, 2015 - 18:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): Civil society organizations on Saturday expressed concerns over inordinate delay of dispatching assistance to the people trapped in the avalanche-hit area in central Panjsher province
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Salang road reopen for traffic

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Feb 28, 2015 - 11:48
KABUL (Pajhwok): The operation to clear the Salang Highway from snow is ended and the strategic route is now reopened to traffic on Saturday, an official said. The Salang Highway which connects Kabul with nine northern provinces, has been closed for...
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8 dead in Daikundi road mishap

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Feb 27, 2015 - 15:03
NILI (Pajhwok): Eight persons were killed and four others wounded in a traffic accident in central Daikundi province on Friday, a district administrative chief said.
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30 bodies retrieved from snow in Panjsher

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Feb 27, 2015 - 12:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): Thirty dead bodies buried under snow avalanches have been so far retrieved in the Paryan and Dara districts of central Panjsher province, acting governor said on Friday. Abdul Rehman Kabiri told Pajhwok Afghan News though formal...
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Crews working hard to clear Salang road

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Feb 26, 2015 - 16:23
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Crews were working rigorously to clear the Salang Highway from snow after avalanches fears prompted authorities to close the strategic road that connects Kabul with northern Afghanistan, an official said. Heavy snowfall that...
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18 more dead in Badakhshan avalanche

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Feb 26, 2015 - 14:58
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): At least 18 persons have been died after part of a village buried under snow avalanche in Mahmi district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Thursday.
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Avalanches, floods kill 129 nationwide

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Feb 26, 2015 - 00:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): Avalanches and flash floods claimed the lives of at least 129 people in various provinces of Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, with central Panjsher province appearing to be the worst-hit.
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Flash floods, avalanches leave 37 persons dead

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Feb 25, 2015 - 17:08
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): At least eight persons have died and tens of houses destroyed as a result of flash floods in eastern Nangarhar, Laghman and Nuristan provinces and 29 people lost their lives in fresh avalanche in Parwan, Takhar and Nooristan provinces, officials said Wednesday.
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Panjsher avalanches kill above 200

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Feb 25, 2015 - 11:38
KABUL (Pajhwok): The death toll from avalanches and incessant downpour in central Panjsher province has surged to 200 persons, officials said.
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All except Salang highway open to traffic: Mangal

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Feb 24, 2015 - 21:47
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Works on Tuesday said all roads, except the Salang Highway, were open to vehicular traffic across the country and urged drivers to avoid travelling on snow-bound roads.
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160 people rescued from snowstorm, flood

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Feb 24, 2015 - 19:28
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): About 160 people were rescued by security forces in Badghis and Laghman provinces after a snowstorm and a flash flood stranded their vehicles and submerged their homes, officials said on Tuesday.
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Heavy snowfall blocks roads in Ghor, Faryab

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Feb 24, 2015 - 15:50
FEROZKOH/MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Heavy snowfalls blocked roads in many districts of Ghor and Faryab provinces causing a sharp rise in prices of food items and other commodities, officials said on Tuesday. Eng. Khalil Noor, director public works...
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