Afghanistan landslide: '2,000 missing after hill collapse'

As many as 2,000 people are thought to be missing after heavy rains caused a hill to collapse on a village in north-eastern Afghanistan, a top official has told the Associated Press news agency.

Badakshan province governor Shah Waliullah Adeeb told the agency that search teams were working to recover people but did not have enough equipment, and appealed for shovels.

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Landslide in remote Afghan village leaves over 2,100 dead

More than 2,100 people have been killed in an Afghanistan landslide, the Provincial Governor's spokesman said. The landslide hit the north-eastern Badakshan region.