2K Missing After Afghan Landslide
UN confirms at least 350 deaths so far
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2014 12:18 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A huge landslide in northeast Afghanistan is already registering catastrophic casualties. The UN says at least 350 people are dead, reports AP, and authorities say about 2,000 are missing. Mud and rocks buried homes in a remote, mountainous area of Badakhshan province near the border with China, following days of heavy rain. The BBC's correspondent estimates that 300 homes were buried immediately and that hundreds more are endangered. "There were more than 1,000 families living in that village," a spokesperson for the Badakhshan governor tells Reuters. "A total of 2,100 people—men, women, and children—are trapped."

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jgarbuz
May 2, 2014 4:22 PM CDT
Northeast? Is that Pashtun Taliban country? Well maybe Allah is taking revenge for 9/11. "Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord."
scoonjodi
May 2, 2014 1:58 PM CDT
So What..... And Who Cares?
rehtona
May 2, 2014 12:57 PM CDT
"Yay for all the dead ragheads!" Says all the sack of shit Islamophobes out there.