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Monday May 5, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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Afghanistan: Aid groups rushed to reach survivors of a landslide in northern Afghanistan that entombed a village, killing hundreds of people and leaving 700 families homeless in the mountains.
Much of Aab Bareek village in Badakhshan province was swallowed on Friday by a fast-moving tide of mud and rock that swept down the hillside and left almost no trace of 300 homes.
Government officials said the current death toll was at least 300 and warned it could rise by hundreds more, after initial reports suggested that as many as 2,500 people may have died.
Large crowds gathered at the disaster site, where rescue efforts were abandoned due to the volume of deep mud covering houses.
Tents, emergency food supplies, health services and support for children who lost parents were being organised after many survivors spent another night in the open. — AFP
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