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Accidents & Disasters

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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Child among 4 dead in Bamyan avalanche

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Feb 24, 2015 - 14:09
BAMYAN (Pajhwok): A heavy avalanche in the Yakawlang district of central Bamyan province left four persons including an infant dead, officials said on Tuesday.
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1 dead, 20 wounded in Ghazni road mishap

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Feb 24, 2015 - 12:49
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): One person was killed and 20 others wounded in a traffic accident on Kabul- Kandahar Highway on the outskirts of Andar district of southern Ghazni province on Tuesday, an official said. The governor’s spokesman Shafiq Nang...
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Salang highway closed after heavy snowfall

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Feb 23, 2015 - 20:39
CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): The Salang Highway, which connects central capital Kabul with northern provinces, has been closed for traffic following heavy snowfalls, an official said on Monday.
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Avalanche claims 12 lives in Badakhshan

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Feb 22, 2015 - 12:26
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Twelve persons were died and as many houses damaged as a result of a snow avalanche in Raghistan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said Sunday. Ahmad Javed Javed, a resident of the locality and member of...
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2 dead, 9 hurt in Zabul road crash

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Feb 20, 2015 - 13:58
TARINKOT (Pajhwok): Two passengers were killed and nine others wounded in a head-on collision between two cars on Kabul-Kandahar Highway in the Shajoi district of southern Zabul province on Friday, a senior police official said.
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Heavy avalanche blocks Baghlan-Takhar highway

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Feb 18, 2015 - 14:25
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): An enormous avalanche blocked the vital Baghlan-Takhar Highway, forcing passengers of over 100 vehicles to take refuge in locals’ houses, the residents said on Wednesday.
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Gas cylinder explosion leaves 1 dead

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Feb 17, 2015 - 19:19
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A kid was killed and his father sustained critical injuries in a gas cylinder explosion in northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday, an official said
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Badakhshan avalanches claim 6 lives

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Feb 16, 2015 - 16:58
FAIZABAD (PAJHWOK): At least six people have been killed and seven others injured as a result of two separate avalanches in northeastern Badakhshan province, an official said on Monday.
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7 of a family dead in Ghazni road mishap

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Feb 13, 2015 - 11:47
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Seven persons of a family were killed in a traffic accident in southern Ghazni province on Friday, a police official said
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Flood affected families demand riverside embankment

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Feb 12, 2015 - 17:27
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): The residents of Khwaja Duko district of northwestern Jawzjan province on Thursday warned their homes were still vulnerable to seasonal floods if steps were not taken to protect the riversides of the district.
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Blast leaves 8 wounded; huge drugs cache seized

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Feb 11, 2015 - 14:09
PUL-I-KHUMRI/ ZARANJ (Pajhwok): At least eight persons, including women and children, were wounded as a result of gas balloon explosion in northern Baghlan province while tens of kilograms of drugs seized in southwestern Nimroz, officials said on Wednesday.
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1 dead, 14 hurt in Baghlan road mishap

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Feb 07, 2015 - 17:34
PUL-I-KHMRI/AIBAK (Pajhwok): One child was killed and 14 others wounded as a result of a traffic accident in the Dushi district of northern Baghlan province on Saturday, an official said.
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