Some 2,100 people are missing and 350 are dead after a landslide triggered by heavy rains buried a village in north eastern Afghanistan, officials said. The landslide in the Badakshan province also buried some 300 homes under rocks and mud.
“There were more than 1,000 families living in that village,” Naweed Forotan, a spokesman for the Badakhshan governor, told Reuters. “A total of 2,100 people, men, women and children are trapped.”
So far, only eight people have been rescued, TOLOnew reports.
Rescue crews were on the scene but didn’t have enough equipment and were appealing for more shovels, the province’s governor, Shah Waliullah Adeeb said.