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Accidents & Disasters

Windstorm rips through tents of displaced Baghlan families

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Mar 30, 2015 - 14:40
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Heavy windstorm has uprooted 150 tents of displaced families in Guzargah Noor district of northern Baghlan province. In April 2014, at least 72 persons including women and children were killed and 1,200 families displaced as...
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Dozens of passengers trapped in snow-hit area rescued

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Mar 29, 2015 - 13:18
FEROZKOH (PAJHWOK): Policemen rescued dozens of passengers trapped in a snow-covered area in Lal Sarjangal district on the Kabul-Ghor Highway, an official said on Sunday.
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3 killed, 7 injured as vehicle overturns in Herat

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Mar 23, 2015 - 21:23
KABUL (Pajhwok): Three members of a family died and seven others were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in overturned in western Herat province on Monday, an official said.
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Official among 3 electrocuted in Faryab incidents

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Mar 19, 2015 - 17:08
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): Three people including an employee of the Energy and Water Department of northern Faryab province lost their lives after being electrocuted in two separate incidents, officials said on Thursday.
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Collision on Samangan-Mazar highway leaves 3 dead

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Mar 19, 2015 - 15:11
AIBAK (Pajhwok): At least three people lost their lives and 11 others were wounded in a traffic accident on the Samangan-Mazar highway, officials said on Thursday.
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Displaced Panjsher families desperate for assistance

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Mar 16, 2015 - 15:45
PARAKH (Pajhwok): Avalanches caused by heavy winter snow late last month have displaced about 580 families in the central province of Panjsher, with some families living under tough conditions. Of them, 280 have lost their homes to the avalanches...
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Flood-marooned passengers rescued in Herat

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Mar 11, 2015 - 17:00
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least 18 passengers surrounded by floods in the Karokh district of western Herat province have been rescued, an official said on Wednesday.
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Amu River threatens areas in Balkh districts

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Mar 10, 2015 - 15:38
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Shor-Tepa and Kaldar districts of northern Balkh province are threatened by flooding in Amu River, officials said on Tuesday.
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Japan pledges $9.9m in aid for natural disasters

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Mar 09, 2015 - 20:51
KABUL (Pajhwok): As relief goods for survivors of avalanches in central Panjsher province arrived in Kabul on Monday, Japan pledged $9.9 million in aid to help Afghanistan deal with natural disasters.
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Salang Highway reopens for traffic

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Mar 08, 2015 - 18:59
CHAREKAR (Pajhwok): After a 30-hour closure due to heavy snowfall, the vital Salang Highway has been reopened to traffic, officials in central Parwan province said on Sunday.
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Heavy snowfall multiplies Bamyan residents problems

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Mar 08, 2015 - 14:10
BAMIYAN (PAJHWOK): Incessant downpour followed by heavy snowfall caused blocking central Bamyan province high way with Kabul and Daikundi provinces, officials said on Sunday.
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Swift action saves bank from blaze

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Mar 08, 2015 - 12:44
SHARAN (Pajhwok): Firefighters quickly doused a fire that could engulf a Kabul Bank branch in the provincial capital of southern Paktika province, witnesses said on Saturday. Banaras Khan, an eyewitness, told Pajhwok Afghan News the fire erupted in...
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Roof collapse, rockslide claim 12 lives

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Mar 08, 2015 - 11:22
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Another family lost 10 members when the roof of their house caved in due to continuous rain in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday. The deaths in Dara-i-Noor district on Saturday night came hours after a...
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Sabzak tunnel too closed for traffic

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Mar 07, 2015 - 15:10
QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): The Sabzak Pass that connects western Herat province with northwestern Badghis has been closed for traffic due to heavy snowfall, an official said on Saturday. Badghis Public Works Director Eng. Maleha told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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Incessant snowfall again shuts Salang Highway

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Mar 07, 2015 - 13:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): The vital Salang Highway was blocked for second time for traffic by heavy snowfall and avalanches on Saturday, an official said. Salang Highway passing through treacherous mountains in Parwan and Baghlan provinces connecting nine...
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8 of a family die in Nangarhar roof collapse

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Mar 07, 2015 - 11:33
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Eight members of a family died when roof of a house collapsed in Jalalabad City, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, the governor’s spokesman said on Saturday.
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Fate of snow-trapped villagers unknown

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Mar 04, 2015 - 19:08
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): Avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall has isolated residents of at least seven villages in Warsaj district of northern Takhar province for the past nine days, an official said on Wednesday, fearing a humanitarian crisis. Acting...
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Iranian held with opium; 2 killed in accident

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Mar 03, 2015 - 19:43
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): An Iranian citizen has been detained for allegedly smuggling 20 kilograms of opium in his car in western Herat province, where a traffic accident killed two people and injured six others, officials said on Tuesday.
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2 passengers dead, 29 hurt in Herat traffic mishap

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Mar 03, 2015 - 12:11
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Two persons were killed and 29 others wounded in a traffic accident on Herat-Farah Highway, officials said Tuesday. Ehsan Hayat, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the crash took place in Urya locality of...
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100 homes buried in new avalanches

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Mar 02, 2015 - 21:07
TALOQAN (Pajhwok): New avalanches buried more than 100 homes in the Warsaj district of northern Takhar province, raising fears about more casualties, an official said on Monday. Sunnatullah Taimour, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News...
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