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More than 160 killed in Afghanistan avalanches
More than 160 killed in Afghanistan avalanches

The death toll from avalanches in northeastern Afghanistan rose to more than 160, officials said Thursday, as rescue helicopters and trucks loaded with relief supplies struggled to reach victims in snow-logged mountain terrain. Officials in Panjshir province, about 60 miles from the capital, Kabul, said some families were trapped in remote districts after three days of heavy snowfall. At least 40 people were reported injured, and officials said the toll could rise. On the outskirts of Dara district, Abdul Manan, a 23-year-old student, said the heaviest snow came on Tuesday. He said rescue workers had freed 28 people in his village but that 32 remained trapped. Villagers brought...

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