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Woman dies, 3 children hurt in Nuristan avalanche

Woman dies, 3 children hurt in Nuristan avalanche

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Feb 15, 2019 - 19:03

JALALABAD (Pajhwok):  A woman died and three children sustained injuries after a snow avalanche hit their home in Wama district of eastern Nuristan province, an official said on Friday.

The incident happened in Kor Dara area, said the spokesman for Nuristan governor, Mohammad Saeed Momand. He told Pajhwok Afghan News that one woman was killed and three children were injured in the incident.

He said the injured children had been taken to the provincial hospital in Paroon, the provincial capital, by local residents.

A resident of the area, Khudai Noor, said the avalanche incident happened in a mountain village and nearby people were unable to reach fast there due to bad condition of the roads.

He said now people were busy clearing debris of the damaged home.

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