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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.

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Up to 2,500 feared trapped in Afghan village landslide

Up to 2,500 people are feared trapped in mud after a deadly landslide engulfed nearly a third of a village in Afghanistan, the local governor has told ITV News.

More than 300 of around 1,000 homes in the village of Hobo Barik have been buried by mud measuring up to 30m in height with the confirmed death toll already in the hundreds.

Mute footage shows the aftermath of the devastating landslide:

Rescue efforts in the province of Badakhstan have been postponed until tomorrow, with officials waiting for assistance from the army and NGOs, following a mass evacuation.

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