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8 of a family lose lives to Kunar snowslide

8 of a family lose lives to Kunar snowslide

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Nov 17, 2017 - 11:16

ASADABAD (Pajhwok): Eight members of a family have been killed by a snowslide in eastern Kunar province, an official said on Friday.

The avalanche hit the family’s residence in the Bahadar village of Chapa Dara district the other day, the police spokesman told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Farid Dehqan said: “The snowslide killed eight members of the hapless family, including three children.”

In the Gulsak village of the same district, the police spokesman said, one person was wounded in a similar incident.

Ghulam Ali Subat, disaster management chief for Kunar, confirmed the incidents and said they were ready to assist the victim families.  

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