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.

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250 thought missing after Afghanistan landslide

The landslide is thought to have happened near a mountain in the north-eastern Badakshan region. Credit: Google Maps

A landslide in Afghanistan has buried a village, leaving 250 people missing, according to a report.

A police chief in the north-eastern Badakshan province told the Associated Press hundreds of homes in the Hobo Barik village were hit by the landslide at about 1pm this afternoon.

Seven people have been rescued so far as the officials search for more survivors, the official said.

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