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Avalanche Kills Fourteen Persons In Badakhshan

Monday, January 16, 2012
Faizabad (BNA) Avalanche martyred 14 civilians in Badakhshan province this morning. 
According to BNA reporter from Faizabad city, an emergency session was held under the chairmanship of Dr. Shah Waliullah Adib governor of Badakhshan province.
Nesar Ahmad Amir head of disaster management office of that province said that avalanche strike Zeech village, Ashkashem district and destroyed all residential houses. 
According to him, rescue teams from Aqakhan and Foks dispatched to the area to assist the people. 
He said that in this village 79 houses are exist and approximately, 500 people live.
According to head of disaster management office of that province, five people were martyred and six others were rescued from avalanche.  
He said that five residents of Yaftol Bala district were lost their lives and three others were martyred in Bagh Balen village.  
Governor of Badakhshan said measures have been took place for reopening of ways into that district.  
Translated by Suraya-Yarzada

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