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Hill slide victims receive aid

Hill slide victims receive aid

Mar 03, 2011 - 15:57

QALA-I-NAW (PANinfo-icon): About 120 families who lost their homes in a hill slide in the northwestern province of Badghis province have received assistance, but provincial council members on Thursday said it was not enough.

Three people were killed and 120 houses destroyed by a hill slide on Feb. 20 in Tagab Beest village of Jawand district.

The 120 displaced families received aid, provincial head of the emergency committee, Mohammad Sardar Aimaq, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The aid included 120 tarpaulins, 300 coats, 30 sets of kitchen ware, 120 cartons of biscuits and a total of 1.1 millions afghanis in cash, he said.

Eighty five families received 10,000 afghanis each, while the rest received 8,000 afghanis, which was provided by the governor’s office, he said.

The aid was not sufficient, representatives of the district in the provincial council said.

"The victims faced many and different kinds of problems," a member of the provincial council, Soraya Mohammadi, said.

Three people were killed, 120 houses destroyed and 550 livestock perished, she said quoting an assessment.

They had asked for help from assisting organizations, but it was difficult to reach the victims due to blocked roads, the governor, Dilbar Arman, said.

And because of the weather conditions, airplanes could not fly over the area, he said. Now the weather had improved, an aircraft would be sent to the area, he said. The governor pledged, they would send more assistance when the weather was better.




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