Four In An Afghan Family Dead In Avalanche

NILI, Afghanistan, Feb 13 (NNN-XINHUA) – Four members of a family had been killed, one injured, while two others went missing, after avalanche hit a village in Afghanistan’s central Daykundi province, provincial government spokesperson said today (Thursday).

“The incident occurred in Hessar village, of remote Miramur district. A seven-member-family was affected, as their house was buried by the avalanche late on Wednesday,” spokesperson, Sakina Ehsani, told Xinhua.

Local villagers found bodies of four and rescued the injured member of the family, while two people are still missing, the spokesperson noted.

The Wednesday’s death brought to seven the number of people who lost their lives in avalanches in the province, 290 km west of the country’s capital, Kabul.

On the same day, a shepherd lost his live after an incident of avalanche, which also buried over 60 sheep in a remote area between Daykundi and neighbouring Bamyan province, according to Ehsani.

Heavy rains and snow had been pounding most Afghan provinces for the last few days.– NNN-XINHUA