Massive landslide hits N Afghanistan
                     English.news.cn | 2014-05-03 18:43:17 | Editor: Yang Yi

Afghans gather to search bodies of victims of the landslide in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, May 3, 2014.

Afghans gather to search bodies of victims of the landslide in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, May 3, 2014. A massive landslide hit a village in northern Afghan Badakhshan province on Friday, causing heavy casualties, but the exact number of deaths and injuries remained unknown Saturday as officials here released contradictory numbers. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

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FAIZABAD, Afghanistan, May 2 (Xinhua) -- More than 2,500 people were feared dead in a landslide in the northern Afghan province of Badakhshan on Friday, the provincial governor said.

"We estimate that more than 2,500 were missing. It is feared that most of the missing people were died as more than 20 meters of debris covered the houses in a small village," Governor Shah Wali Adib told Xinhua. Full story

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