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3 frozen to death in Logar

3 frozen to death in Logar

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Feb 04, 2013 - 21:31

PUL-I-ALAM (PANinfo-icon): A mother and her two children died of severe cold weather after being trapped due to a road blockade in central Logar province, officials said on Monday.

The three were frozen to death on Sunday night in the Kharwar district, Afghanistaninfo-icon Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) head for Logar, Ajmal Stanikzai, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said roads connecting Azra, Charkh and Barak-i-Barak districts with the provincial capital, Pul-i-Alam, have been blocked due to heavy snowfall, calling for urgent food and medicine supplies for the stranded residents.

Public Works Director Abdul Baqi Stanikzai said now-removing efforts were underway and roads blocked by snow would be reopen soon.

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